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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Salvation: By Grace Alone

I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9


Loving Jesus, I thank you for the gift of my salvation, Your gift of eternal life and the power to do Your will today. I can’t comprehend how You suffered. Mocked and beaten, You were nailed to the cross to bleed and die for my sins. You did it all for me and for every person on this planet. You had victory over death so I could live. You made a way for me, and I am grateful. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

12 comments:

Dana said...

Amen.

Angela Brown said...

There are so many fiction and non-fiction stories that use the theme of sacrifice. But the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is good for more than a subject matter. His sacrifice helped the past, His present and our future. Amen to this prayer.

Matt said...

Motivating post and blog. I'm going to be sure to follow! Thanks for sharing.

Pat Carroll Marcantel said...

Beautiful, Sylvia. Where did you find the picture? It's stunning.

Geeky Daddy said...

Now talk about a motivating post Sylvia. What he went through to save us is unimaginable. Amen

Donna McDine said...

Powerful! Yes, by the actions we set for our children hopefully they will follow suit.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

Laurisa White Reyes said...

I love that verse in Ephesians. Puts everything in perspective, doesn't it?

Sara Hill said...

Great graphic! I'm returning your visit.

ilima said...

This is the coolest A to Z theme ever! Thanks for visiting my blog. New follower!

Stephanie said...

What a great theme for the challenge. New follower, and thanks for following me. I'll look forward to stopping by in the future.

jen@ living a full life said...

I couldn't imagine a better theme! New follower...