May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:11-14 ESV)
Hymn ELH 240:1 Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
Blest Redeemer, whom we love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary,
Savior from the world above,
O how oft thine eyes, offended,
Gazed upon the sinner’s fall!
Yet, upon the cross extended,
Thou didst bear the pain of all.
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son to be my Savior, that I may inherit Heaven through Him. Strengthen me and give me endurance to overcome all temptations and troubles in this life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.