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Dedication prayer to GOD - "Crosses of Mercy"
By Rev Bernard Coffindaffer
Dear HEAVENLY FATHER we stand here today to thy Honor and Praise. Thou knowest the Glory of the Cross of thy Son JESUS. From Calvary to Eternity it stretches across the. ages, all peoples and all lands, and falls even on the glorious Resurrection morning. .'Praise thy HOLY name.
We know FATHER the gospel of the Resurrection is about the death and Resurrection of JESUS our only hope, and their relation to man's sin and his eternal destiny.
Be with us, thy servants, as we pray and consecrate to Thee the labor of our hands. We fully realize that CHRIST arose from these circumstances, 0 GOD, help us to see HIS nail-scarred hands, and HIS wounded feet. 'These "Crosses of Mercy" now presented to you are an emblem of THE CROSS, which is the only hope of mankind, and we declare, in thy, HOLY presence, and to the people here and everywhere that clearly these CROSSES mean "Oh, - GOD, please have mercy on me and my family for the multiple of our daily sins." Repentance and remission of sins shall be preached in His name onto all the nations beginning from Jerusalem.
Especially our beloved HEAVENLY FATHER please bless with affection this our, homeland, "Your State" and its devout Bible taught people who strive to live at the foot of the CROSS'. While we have never had much of the worlds goods; we disclaim it all, for we have faith, wealth and are blessed in the knowledge that the CROSS whispers, "peace within" but calls for struggle without. Continue to pour upon us the Spirit of sacrifice.
The Apostle JOHN so simply and startling said. "As HE laid down HIS life for us, we ought to lay down our Lives for the brethren." Oh my GOD, this mystery of redeeming love crowns HIM the Lord of Love; our JESUS, our Redeemer and life everlasting. We now must focus our minds daily upon the fact that the Kingdom of God is near, and as your unconditioned sovereignty comes through 0, GOD, and we stand in judgment and redemption, we must now prepare ourselves inwardly, for "The Lord Cometh", "The Lord Cometh", "Blessed be the name of the Lord."
"If any man will follow me, let him deny himself and take up his Cross, and follow me." (Mark 8:34) Christ's death was followed by His Ressurection He is alive evermore. And our hearts hunger HEAVENLY FATHER for two things, redemption from sin and for life eternal - we can but kneel as our souls are drawn to Thee.
.Now in the audience of our GOD, we must faithfully be constant to do His commandments and His judgments, on this day. And to serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for GOD is our Father. HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. Lord God Almighty. Amen
(use this prayer in the consecration to God of the clusters of Crosses.)