For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
--Romans 6:23 New International Version (NIV)
Gracious Father, may the world speak to me of your gifts, and of the peace and power which it freely offers. May I not pass by your great appeals, and prefer to purchase at a great cost my laziness and self-indulgence. Amen.
"Through Christ and scriptures, you will find hope and redemption."