And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” (Luke 1:16-17 ESV)
и многих из сынов Израилевых обратит к Господу Богу их; и предъидет пред Ним в духе и силе Илии, чтобы возвратить сердца отцов детям, и непокоривым образ мыслей праведников, дабы представить Господу народ приготовленный. (От Луки 1:16-17 Russian)
O LORD God of hosts shine your face upon us dear heavenly Father, so that we will be pleasing in your eyes. Wash us and cleanse us as we trust and obey your beloved Son. Thank you for sending your powerful messenger to this earth to shock John’s parents with news that his life will be devoted to speaking words of truth that will make people ready to listen to Christ Jesus. Open the cold and indifferent hearts of people living in this present century to the message of love and grace that brings eternal life to everyone who will listen, believe and obey. Restore total faith and confidence in the power of the gospel to save penitent sinners. Give believing parents a new heart of love for the Lord that is transferable to their children. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister