A prayer based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.
We praise You that though Your death and resurrection You have saved many lives.
We thank You that You died for our sins.
That Your death on the cross was for us.
In our place.
Though we were the one who have sinned,
We were the one who are facing God’s wrath,
We were the one whose reward because of our rejection of and rebellion against you is eternity in hell.
You took all those sins upon yourself.
You the Righteous One who only and ever did the will of Your Father in heaven.
Carried them to the cross where the penalty of death we deserve came upon You, and the punishment was paid in full.
We thank You for being for us the sacrifice that removed God’s anger.
We thank You for being for us the sacrifice that washes away all our sins.
We thank You for being for us the sacrifice that reconciled us to God.
Lord God, we are so grateful for all the assurances You give to us that Jesus really did die and that His sacrifice was accepted.
For the proof we have that Your wrath has been fully satisfied, that the penalty of sins has been paid, that forgiveness has been achieved, and that He has been victorious over sin and death and has secured eternal life for us.
Because we can be certain that was buried.
That His death wasn’t an illusion.
But more because He rose from the dead on the third day.
Just like He said He would.
As confirmed by the empty tomb and all those eyewitnesses.
Father, help us to remember and not forget these truths which are of first importance.
Because only the gospel can rescue us from our sins and save us from eternal death in hell.
Help us by Your Spirit to take our stand on it by repenting and believing and to hold on it.
To keep persevering in the faith because only He can give us a glorious future when He returns.
Strengthen our trust and increase our hope that we may be sure that to die really is gain, because we will be with our loving Saviour.
And to live now as those who are citizens of the world which is to come.