Don’t we all have one Father? Hasn’t one God created us?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Forgive me for my sins. Malachi wrote this as a reminder that we are all equal because you created us all. Pride is the focus on myself, how much better I am than others, and how everyone must accept me no matter what I do. My sinful nature makes it personal by focusing on what is best for me; even if what I do contradicts your word, I become my god. However, we are all equal; we all sin and fall short of your glory, so I am not better than another; we are all equally condemned without you.
However, you did not leave us or me in my sins or with the penalty they incur. You also wrote—through your servant Paul—that “the wage of sin is death, but the gift of God (your gift for us) is eternal life.” You did not create people as sinful beings; my sins are on me; I did them. However, you established your plan of salvation to restore me and all who believe in your good favor. You sent your Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for all my sins and not only my sins but the entire world’s sins. So that whoever believes in Jesus has eternal life and salvation. He has forgiven my every sin according to your love and mercy. So thank you for creating me, thank you for forgiving me, and thank you for restoring me to your salvation. I realize that I am completely undeserving of your love, so let me again say thank you.
If it is according to your goodwill, provide me with someone I can share Jesus’ forgiveness with so they, too, will believe and be restored to you in eternal life. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
We have one Father and one creator; he loves you and sent his Son to forgive you of all your sins so that by faith in Jesus’ work, you will have eternal life and salvation.