Each day while I read Morning Prayer one line sticks out to me.
It strikes me every single day. It’s in the “General Thanksgiving,” And it says:
…for the means of grace and for the hope of glory.The General Thanksgiving – Book of Common Prayer
And, it’s talking about when Jesus came and what he did for us. In the prayer, we “thank God for our creation, preservation and all the blessings of this life, but above all for your immeasurable love and the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ for the means of grace and for the hope of glory.”
This “General Thanksgiving” is towards the end of Morning Prayer in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. I’m not sure if it’s in the evening or not. I forget right now, but I just wanted to share this line with you all today.
It means so much to me and it always sticks with me where I have to read it again and again to fully grasp its significance.
I love it so much that I want to write an entire book with this title!
“For the means of grace and for the hope of glory.”
That’s why Jesus came. To give us our grace and to give us hope for a better glory. A hope not of this Earth, not with famines and sickness and death, but a hope of a greater glory, a brighter place, an eternal life in an eternal kingdom. A place that we go on from here that’s so much better than we can even imagine. We can’t even fully guess what it will even be like until we’re there.
I so want a glimpse!
I’m in awe of God today. Can you tell?
The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer is all taken from scripture. So, while I was researching where this line comes from, I found this scripture I will leave you with today. A scripture that fully encompasses my thoughts and feelings. God bless y’all!
“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”Romans 5:2-8 ESV