But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people belonging to God,
that you may declare the praises of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;
once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
• Remember that God chose you and has a remarkable purpose for your life.
• You were designed for a destiny and created for community.
• Your worth is based on what God has done, not what you do.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for placing value on my life.
I thank you that you have chosen me and are shaping me.
I thank you for calling me out of darkness into your wonderful light.
I look to you to continue your work in my life.
Help me to be active in your priestly work of reconciliation.
I pray for my family and friends today who do not yet serve you.
Draw them to a place of full surrender.
Amen! Amen! Amen!