But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)
Pero ustedes son linaje escogido, real sacerdocio, nación santa, pueblo que pertenece a Dios, para que proclamen las obras maravillosas de aquel que los llamó de las tinieblas a su luz admirable. (1 Pedro 2:9 NVI)
O LORD my God ~ hear our prayers and requests, dear heavenly Father who dwells in marvelous and unapproachable light. Bless your chosen race of Christians, wherever we may be found on this earth you assigned for us to live, in good times and harsh. Grant us the mental and spiritual strength to continue thinking and acting with an optimistic eye toward our fellow human beings and especially toward those who belong to Christ our Lord. Give wisdom to all the governing authorities in America and other nations so that we may live in peace even while going through physical and mental stagnation. Help us to walk in the light of truth and love. We plead in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister