Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem,
but also make it very clear
That she has served her sentence,
that her sin is taken care of—forgiven!
She’s been punished enough and more than enough,
and now it’s over and done with.
LUKE 24:47 (CEV)
They also say that all people of every nation must be told in my name to turn to God, in order to be forgiven.
What would it take to convince yourself that you really are forgiven?
Merciful God, thank you for establishing the forgiveness zone that we enter as we come into the relational presence of Jesus. It's a place of peace for my anxious soul. Show me how to communicate this good news to all who are troubled by their sins. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen.