Day 9: Friday, May 9: Preparing to meet God’s gaze.

Prayer May 8, 2008

Jesus Christ, You are our Heavenly Bridegroom. We, as your Bride, turn to fix our eyes upon You.

It is when we behold You that we will be transformed into your image. Open our eyes to see You; to behold the glory which the Father has given You.

You are our High Priest, the Author of our salvation. Complete the work of salvation in us, so that we can share in your glory.

Your death on the cross opened the way for us to enter in behind the veil.

We have full access to the throne of grace.

Gaze upon us as we seek your face, and release your manifold grace to enable us to break through the restraints of the flesh to meet You in spirit and truth.

Your eyes are like a blazing fire. Purify us with the refiner’s fire, until we reflect your glory.

Remove from us all shame and guilt so that we can behold You with unveiled eyes, unashamed and unafraid. Allow us to see the love that You have for your Bride.

Draw us with your love into your presence. Unite our hearts with yours so that we may be one with You.

Give us understanding of your purposes for your Church in our generation.

Set our hearts ablaze with love and uncompromising obedience to your will.

Speak to us, we are listening.

Amen