Prayer for All Saints Day

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Revelation 7:9-17

Rev. 7:9    After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,a standing before the throneb and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robesc and were holding palm branches in their hands.  10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,a

who sits on the throne,b

and to the Lamb.”

Rev. 7:11    All the angels were standing around the throne and around the eldersa and the four living creatures.b They fell down on their facesc before the throne and worshiped God,  12 saying:

“Amen!

Praise and glory

and wisdom and thanks and honor

and power and strength

be to our God for ever and ever.

Amen!”a

Rev. 7:13    Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robesa—who are they, and where did they come from?”

Rev. 7:14    I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robesa and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.b

15 Therefore,

“they are before the throne of Goda

and serve himb day and night in his temple;c

and he who sits on the throned

will shelter them with his presence.e

16 ‘Never again will they hunger;

never again will they thirst.a

The sun will not beat down on them,’a

nor any scorching heat.b

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne

will be their shepherd;a

‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’a b

‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’b ”c

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.


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