Lesson 04 第四课

And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning-- the second day. (Gen. 1:6-8 NIV)

We Praise you God

… for the vault or firmament or atmosphere above, around the earth

… for the air that we breath in the atmosphere that is vital for our existence

… for the atmosphere that is vital to keep us safe from extreme weather

… for the unseen sky that is firm and mighty to hold the earth in its place

… for crating the vault as Ezekiel (1:22) refers it as (κρύσταλλο) a crystal

… for creating the sky that proclaims the work of your hand (Ps. 19:1)

… for the firmament that is yet to be discovered by man

… for you have given the freedom for the birds to fly in this vault (Gen. 1:20)

… for you have placed the sun, moon and stars in this vault

… for your wisdom in all this creation that is worthy of worship

… for you alone are God, maker of heavens and all others are idols (Ps. 96:5)

… for you are a judge who walks in the vault of the heavens (Job 22:14)

… for your loving kindness and mercy towards those who fear you is as high as the heavens is above the earth (Ps. 103:11)

… Job 26:7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.

… Job 26:8 He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them

… though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. (Col. 2:5 NIV).

… 5:3 For even though I am absent physically, I am present in spirit. And I have already judged the one who did this, just as though I were present.

… 1Co 5:4 When you gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of our Lord Jesus,

… 1Th 2:17 But when we were separated from you, brothers and sisters, for a short time (in presence, not in affection) we became all the more fervent in our great desire to see you in person.

However, Father God we acknowledge that we have sinned:

… by not praised you enough as our creator

… by praising and worshiping created beings

… by not acknowledging your wisdom by meditating on your creation

… by questioning and or denying your existence

… by not believing in you or your wisdom by which you have created all things

… Please forgive us for all our known and unknown sins against you

… We repent and turn to you

Through this time of Fasting and Prayer we ask you to restore:

… our faith in you as the firmness as the vault that you have created

… our belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Col. 2:5)

… our lifestyle of reverence towards you to experience your steadfast love that is as high as the vault or as high as the heavens are above the surface of the earth (Ps. 103:11)

In Jesus name, Amen.