This Morning’s Prayer – Sunday, 01/24/2021

Good morning, mighty men and women of God! This Morning’s Prayer reminds us that our bodies are the temple of God and are not to be defiled.

Father, in the Concealed Covenant, the Jews maintained a person only worships You at the temple. The Samaritans said the mountain outside of Sychar, where Jacob’s well is located, was the place of worship.

It was such a point of contention as to where the proper place was to worship You. But that all ended the day Jesus died upon the cross.

During the ninth hour, Jesus died upon the cross, and the temple veil was torn in two from top to bottom. This symbolized the change in how and where man was to worship.

Man no longer needed someone else to approach You on their behalf for the forgiveness of sin. It meant the followers of Christ could access You anytime and anyplace.

No longer were they bound to traveling to the temple in order to meet with You. Father, this is still true today.

Now we take Your temple with us everywhere we go, for our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. 

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Holy Spirit dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”

It is this reason we can access You at any time or place. Perhaps if we better understood this concept, the church wouldn’t look so much like the world.

Remind us often how precious we are to You, and that You have made us Your holy habitation. Ingrain in us that sin desecrates the temple, and we are now that temple.

Father, if we would grasp the significance and understanding of our true identity in You, we would be more aware of our daily thoughts, speech and actions.

Help us grasp we were bought at a price, and that our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in us.

It’s in the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Have a great and God-filled day! Shalom!