Good Friday but even Better Sunday

Heavenly Father I praise You for this day, especially for it is the fulfillment of a promise You made in Genesis. You let Your Son, Jesus, part of the Trinity to come to the earth and live among us without sin, and then pay the price for our sins on the cross. I also praise You that Christ would fulfill more prophesies as He rose again as a human defeating sin, taking the keys of Hell, and giving us the hope of eternity instead of eternal sleep (death). This hope would come packaged in the gift of salvation which we do not deserve, nor can we earn it, but we can receive it by accepting this gift with faith that Jesus is not only God but that He paid the price for our sins. We commit our lives to a permanent relationship with Him, not walking in sin anymore. 

Holy Spirit I praise You for Jesus and all that He did for us. I praise You that my sins are washed away because of His blood. I praise You that mistakes and sin are two different things. My choices, words, and actions dictate if I sin against God, His principals, and commands. My mistakes or unwilful actions do have consequences but not death like sin does.  

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love. For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all of these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version