You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials so that the genuineness of your faith — more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire — may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ~Peter 1:6-7
O Lord, in Your mercy, grant us the Grace to humbly and willfully submit to Your preparation in our lives, as You prepare us for the Life to come. We praise You and give thanks to You for all You have given to us, but may we not grow complacent and satisfied in the life we live in the here and now. Mighty God of heaven, thank you for entering into our darkness and death, through Jesus Christ. By Your Spirit, draw us deeper into Yourself and prepare us to live with you forever in Light and Life of the New Creation.