Most gracious and good Heavenly Father, You are the God Who forgives and takes our sins away from us, as far as the East is from the West.
Because, it is by Your Grace and the Stripes of Your Son, we were healed and brought into the Kingdom of Your marvelous Light.
However You’re the great God Who calls us to remember Your great deeds.
You called on Your people to remember the Passover, where death passed over the Israelites in Egypt. It was on the Passover of 30 AD when Jesus became the Passover Lamb so that spiritual death can pass over those of us who believe and are born again.
You called on Your people to remember Your parting of the Red Sea so they can cross from bondage on their way to the Promised Land.
You called on Joshua to set up the memorial of twelve stones at the Jordan when they did cross into the land of Canaan, so they will never forget Your mighty deeds in the desert.
The Lord Jesus, on the Night He was betrayed, took bread and wine and instituted the greatest remembrance of all times, when He delivered the greatest memorial of all time- the Lord’s Supper!
Father, at a time where we remember the greatest sacrifice of those who died in the cause of Freedom since 1775, from the war against redcoat tyranny to present day, help us to remember that for their families it is not a time for cookouts and picnics but a year-long vacuum of their missing loved one at the dinner table.
Lord, we thank these true heroes, indeed, for paying the ultimate price as the Scripture says “greater love hath no man that he gives his life”.....for not just a friend but for a people, some of whom are not worthy of being in the same room as those who died for them.
At this time, as well oh Lord, cause us to remember that You are not only with us until the end, as in Isaiah 41:10 but we are to stand firm and not compromise in our belief in Jesus and why He called us.
Cause to do as Psalm 16:8 says “I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Cause us to walk in the Spirit daily that we may recall at a moment’s notice today and always, all that You have taught us through Your Word and prayer.
Cause us therefore, to remember who we are; whose we are and where You saved and rescued us from, that we may remain grateful, humble and completely committed to You, all the days of our lives, now and always....and it is in the Mighty and Strong Name of Jesus we pray, amen.