“Luke 24:45–49 (ESV): 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

God, thank you for sending Jesus to die in our place, for our sins. Fill us with awe and gratitude at such an incredible gift. Please open our minds to understand The Scriptures.  And Clothe us with Your Power from on High to proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ Name to the rest of the nations, those in our worls who don’t yet know you that You lead us to care about by Your Holy Spirit. Amen.