Rich Legacy

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O Lord,

Thank you for my inheritance in you,

for showing me the new family I am grafted into,

with a rich legacy of faith, hope, courage, and devotion

in the midst of human weakness, frailty, and mistakes.

You so patiently explain

and carefully sort,

the threads of culture, tradition, history, and lineage

that you have lovingly woven together

and redeemed by your Spirit within me.

I’m a new creation, a child of God.

I thank you for the gifts and treasures

you’ve deposited in my spirit,

my blood, my culture, my people, and my life.

You make all things new.

Amen.

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Your Inheritance

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Father,

You have given me a rich inheritance,

deposited in me your Spirit,

marked and sealed me as yours,

the devil cannot touch me.

Every spiritual blessing in heaven belongs to me.

I am spirit, in union with your Spirit,

your light navigating my conscience

with no condemnation or accusation,

I trust you —

to reveal treasures in the darkness,

your compassion, grace, and love in pain,

your wisdom, understanding, and comfort in grief,

your mercy and kindness in my sin.

Your glory, strength, and power touch my vulnerability,

and you transform me.

God, you are my inheritance,

and I pray that your Son would receive His inheritance

in me.

Amen.