Father, You are the One who foreknew us, called us, redeemed us, and churched us. This church, is Your doing.
We were far from You! We were strangers to Your hope. We were aliens to Your covenant promises. But You brought us near.
And You brought us together! Together with Christ. Together with His Spirit. And together with fellow believers and saints.
But forgive us for minimising Christian fellowship. Often we view it as less necessary than familial relationships. As less beneficial than work relationships. As less enduring than relationships built on shared interests.
We declare that we are the household of God. We are a holy temple in Christ. We are the dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
O Father, transform us! Renew our perspective and our love for this holy fellowship, that You have saved us for! In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.