Prayer of Praise
Lord Jesus, I praise You, the LAST ADAM, for giving me a new birth through your life-giving Spirit.
Prayer of Repentance
Heavenly Father, forgive me for rebelling against you as Adam did; for hurting You and others. Thank You for Jesus taking my sins on His body and receiving the penalty of death that was due to me. I believe Your Son is Jesus Christ, whom You sent from heaven to give me new, spiritual life. Thank You for the promise of eternal life in Him. I repent of my sins and receive the gift of His Spirit with eternal gratitude. Cleanse me of my sins and fill me with Your Spirit so I can live for You.
“For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:39
Stuck. Just the way I am. Dread. Fear. Angst. Can you imagine how Adam felt after being shut out of the Garden of Eden because of his rebellion against God? His second born son killed his first born son. “How much worse can it get?” he certainly wondered. The first Adam made a mess of things and every person born since carries his DNA. What can be done? It’s been done. God started a new race with a second Adam, called the Last Adam in 1st Corinthians 15:45. “The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The LAST ADAM became a life-giving spirit.” So here’s how it works. God created the first Adam and breathed life into him. His heart beat. The earth man took a first breath and was physically alive. After the first Adam’s fall, God sent Jesus, a Spirit man in an earth body. The heart beat in the first Adam. The Spirit beat in the Last Adam. We didn’t get to choose if we wanted to be born of an earth man. We get to choose if we want to be born of the Spirit man. Get excited about this grand, heavenly, glorious opportunity to be born again. To get unstuck. To no longer be bound to just the way you were born. To no longer dread your eternity. To have faith, not fear; peace, not angst. Which of the following prayers suits you?