3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in his sight.
In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ,
in accordance with his pleasure and will –
6 to the praise of his glorious grace,
which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
GIVING THANKS AND PRAISE TO THE LORD OUR GOD
-that our Father is blessing us in the heavenly realms
with every spiritual blessing in Christ;
-that He chose us in Jesus Christ before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in His sight;
-that He predestined us in love for adoption to sonship through Christ Jesus;
-that our heavenly Father did all this
in accordance with His pleasure and will,
to the praise of His glorious grace,
which He has freely given us in the One He loves.
PLEASE PRAY TO THE LORD OUR GOD
-that the eyes of our hearts would be opened to every blessing
the Father has blessed us with in the heavenly realms;
-that we who are chosen in Jesus
would be holy and blameless in God's sight;
-that we would live out our adoption as God's sons;
-that we would live in God's glorious grace in Jesus Christ.
-for the Celebration of Hope 2016 Executive Team
as they deal with all the challenges they face;
-that God would appoint and anoint people
to serve with the Celebration committees;
-for the Executive Committee as they deal with the challenging technical issues
-that that need to be dealt with;
for the gathering in of churches to participate in the Celebration;
-that Jesus would be lifted up, the Father glorified, and the Kingdom built;
for the unity of the churches in Aberdeenshire;
that the believers of the different churches
would esteem believers of other churches;
-for the families in our town, city, or village;
-for mothers and fathers with children;
that single adults would find their identity and meaning in Jesus.
Jeff Tippner on behalf of the Celebration of Hope 2016 Executive Team