The Priesthood of All Believers

Psalm 99:6 (ESV) – Moses and Aaron were among his priests…

 

Great God of highest heaven, thank you for making a way to have fellowship with us.  We praise and magnify your name!  You would have been perfectly just to disregard us eternally.  We could only sit in deafening silence if you had chosen to let us all continue in going our own way like rebellious, lost sheep.  But you kept reaching out.  Thank you for reaching out through your choice servants of old who served as priests and mediated your love to your people.  Most of all we thank you for the Lord Jesus who has come and put en end to that earthly priesthood of the select few.  Thank you that he is now the one and only Great High Priest forever and that he forever lives to make intercession for us. Thank you that we can therefore come to you through him and taste the sweet blessings of saving grace over and over again.  Thank you for making each believer a priest so that our ministry to each other can now be a means by which your savory gifts are enjoyed.  Thank you that we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the recapturing of the truth of the priesthood of all believers.  Please be gracious and help me to learn how to be a better priest to my brothers and sisters in Christ that the heavenly work of Jesus might be extended through my meager earthly efforts.  I humbly ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, priest forever! Amen.