From Handbook to Prayer
Like Jesus, my food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work. (John 4:34)
This is love: that I walk in obedience to God’s commandments. And this is the commandment: that as I have heard from the beginning, I should walk in love. (2 John 6)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
The Lord God will swallow up death forever,
And He will wipe away the tears from all faces;
He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth.
For the Lord has spoken.
And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God;
We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have trusted in Him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” (Isaiah 25:8–9)
The Holy City, new Jerusalem, will come down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. A loud voice from the throne will say, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God, and He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the first things have passed away.” He who is seated on the throne will say, “Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:2–5)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
You have sworn by Yourself;
The word has gone out of Your mouth in righteousness
And will not return.
Every knee will bow before You,
And every tongue will acknowledge You. (Isaiah 45:23)
You are worthy to take the scroll
And to open its seals,
Because You were slain,
And with Your blood You purchased men for God
From every tribe and language and people and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
And they will reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9–10)