Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.- Act 20:28
Dear God, Your Church is a group of broken people. We often badly represent You. We sometimes misrepresent You. We frequently are disobedient to Your clear commands. We fight among ourselves. We get off mission so easily. Change seems to come so slow to us. We can be worldly, we can act unholy and we can be downright stupid. Lord Jesus, thank You that we are not our church BUT Your Church. We are Your Church because we are purchased by Your blood. You didn’t pay so great a price to leave us as we are. You are in the process of making us blameless and spotless and like Youself. Your are invested in us at the highest level. You bought us and we are Yours…forever.
for by Your blood.