Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
Jesus, you taught us to come to God in prayer, confessing our faults, changing our ways, and ready to forgive one another.
It is in and through you that we pray, it is by the power of the Holy Spirit we are changed, and it is in response to the grace of God in extending forgiveness to us that we forgive one another.
And so, with gratitude in our hearts, we proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Amen!