Father, please give us eyes to see Christ more clearly today. Help us as we dig into your word and hear what it says to us. May it bring about in us greater love for what Christ has done for us and deeper appreciation for his majesty. May we comprehend his truth, meekness and righteousness. May we see his actions and declare them awesome. Lord, thank you for the reconciliation and forgiveness of our sins through him. May we gladly submit to his loving rule, putting aside our allegiance to our former godless way of life, and enjoy his care and closeness this day and forever.