From Handbook to Prayer
I am always of good courage and know that as long as I am at home in the body, I am away from the Lord. For I live by faith, not by sight. I am of good courage and would prefer to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6–8)
Now I am a child of God, and what I shall be has not yet been revealed. I know that when He is revealed, I shall be like Him, for I shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:2–3)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
Because He has visited us and has redeem
In the house of His servant David
(As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets of long ago),
Salvation from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us—
To show mercy to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
The oath He swore to our father Abraham,
To rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
And to enable us to serve Him without fear
In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul.
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.
The judgments of the Lord are true and altogether righteous.
They are more desirable than gold, than much pure gold;
They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
Moreover, by them is Your servant warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.