1 Peter 2:9-12New Living Translation (NLT)
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
10 “Once you had no identity as a people;
now you are God’s people.
Once you received no mercy;
now you have received God’s mercy.”
11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12 Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
Dear Father, I am chosen. I am a royal priest. I am part of God’s possession. May I show others the goodness of God. You called me out of darkness and into the light, Lord. I had no identity before Jesus. Now, I am part of God’s family. I get to receive your mercy. May I keep away from wrong choices. May I live well and live honorable. This gives honor to God. Thank you for your mercy and grace. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.