Ephesians 1:7-14New Living Translation (NLT)
7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
Dear Father, You are so rich in kindness and grace. You purchased my freedom with the blood of your Son, Jesus. You forgive my sin. You shower me with your kindness. You give me wisdom and understanding through the Spirit and in your Word. There will be a time when everything is under the authority of Christ. I am united with Christ, and I receive the inheritance with Jesus. I am chosen according to your plan. I hear the Good News and it saves me. I believe in Christ, and I have the Holy Spirit as my helper. The Holy Spirit is my guarantee that I will have the inheritance that was promised. I have been purchased and belong to God. I give God all the glory and praise. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.