Acts 4:23-31

Psalm 2

John 3:1-8

“…no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born from above.”  John 3:3

Lord, thank you for choosing me to be “born from above”.  I praise you for the great gift of my Baptism where I received a new life in your Spirit.  That day was truly a glorious and wonderful “birth” day.  You have invited me into a close, intimate relationship ship with you which will last forever.  On my part I have opened that gift and have taken the opportunities being born from above have meant to me.  You offer a new way to look at all you have created, with the eyes of faith.  The Spirit changes my heart so I can look for how I can live your will for me.  I have a Spirit leading me to obedience, to your law, trust in your grace and to look at the world and all its people as you do.  With your Spirit within me I can be your instrument of peace and forgiveness.  I can be different and maybe attract others to be born from above.  Lord, keep your Spirit alive and well within me today so I can do your will.  Amen.