We come before Your throne of grace, acknowledging Your sovereignty and majesty. You are the Creator of all, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. We recognize the depth of Your love for us, yet we also understand the seriousness of Your warnings.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” – Romans 1:18
Lord, throughout Your Word, You have warned humanity of the consequences of turning away from Your precepts. You have made clear the dangers of sin and the perils of disobedience.
“Because there is wrath, beware lest he takes thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.” – Job 36:18.
Father, we confess that often, we have taken Your grace for granted, ignoring the clear signals You have given us. We have sometimes chosen our desires over Your will, thinking we could escape the consequences of our actions.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” – Proverbs 9:10
Instil in our hearts, O Lord, healthy fear and reverence for You. Let us not become complacent, thinking that Your patience means permission. Instead, let us recognize Your patience as an opportunity for repentance.
“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” – Romans 2:4.
We pray that those who have not yet heeded Your warnings may open their eyes to the truth of Your Word and the reality of Your coming judgment.
“But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;” – Romans 2:5.
Guide us, Lord, to be ambassadors of Your truth, to share the urgency of repentance and the hope found in Jesus Christ. Let us be instruments of Your peace, drawing souls closer to You, away from the impending wrath.
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” – 1 Thessalonians 5:9.
As we reflect on Your warnings, let us also remember Your promises. Though Your wrath is just, Your mercy is abundant. For those who turn to You, there is the assurance of grace, forgiveness, and eternal life.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23.
In these trying times, when the world seems to be drifting further from Your teachings, help us stand firm in our faith, rooted in Your Word, and ever mindful of Your warnings and promises.
In the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Redeemer, we pray.