2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.
Dear LORD, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
We thank you for the love you have given to us through your grace. It is only through your love that we have our eternal hope. Only through Jesus’ forgiveness of sins, which he won for us on the cross, do we have any hope of everlasting life. We praise the Holy Spirit for beginning our faith to believe in the forgiveness Jesus won. It is only by faith we are restored to you, our LORD. We pray with Paul that you will establish every good work and word; we can only do them through faith in you. We pray that you would please prepare situations for us so we can share your good news with those who have not heard and do not know you that they too may believe. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
God gives us everything we need for our salvation; the Son was sent to forgive us; the Holy Spirit was sent, so we believe; this is how we are restored to the LORD in our salvation and eternal life.