Heavenly Father, thank you for the great blessing of faith, hope, and love that you have poured out on us. Lord we have and heard Christ Jesus we have seen in his word the great promise of life that is held out for us. We look forward to the time to come when all the sin and brokenness of this world will be undone and we believe. Please strengthen our faith. Grow us in the understanding of your good will as we see more and more the fullness of your plans that you have brought about in Jesus. Please grow our love as we are shaped to become more and more like him.