The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)
Most glorious, Triune God, we’re more used to hearing this verse pronounced as a benediction than we are marinating in its knee-buckling implications. This life of faith isn’t about explaining you as “the Trinity.” It’s about worshiping with wonder, fellowshipping with joy, and surrendering with gratitude.
Lord Jesus, what more could we possibly want or need this week than for your grace to be with us? It was by your grace we were saved; and by your grace we are being changed, healed, and liberated. And one Day, all by your grace, we’ll enjoy the perfections of life in the new heaven and new earth. Hallelujah for your saving, sustaining, and sufficient grace. We want to know you better and better. We want to grow in grace.
Heavenly Father, we are grateful for the inviolate assurance and never-ending supply of your love. You’ve promised we’ll never be separated from your great love for us in Jesus. Because of what Jesus has accomplished, you can’t love us more, and you will never love us less. Make this more real than our next breath, Father. Continue to free us from our orphan-like ways.
Holy Spirit, to fellowship with you is to hear you constantly telling us we are the beloved children of God (Rom. 8:16). It’s to see more and more the beauty and bounty of Jesus—for you have come to make much of Jesus in our hearts and midst. It’s to have all the power we need to love as we are loved and become more like Jesus. How foolish we are to ignore you. Fill us this very day.
Indeed, may your grace, Jesus; your love, Father; and your fellowship, Holy Spirit, be with us all this week long. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ trustworthy and triumphant name.