The following is excerpted from a pastoral prayer led by Mike Lindell on February 28, 2021.
Father, we thank you this morning for the blessed truth of the atonement, that you gave your only Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice of atonement for our sins, as a propitiation to turn away your holy wrath and satisfy your perfect justice, by the shedding of his blood in our place, to be received by faith, so that our sins may be forgiven and that we may be reconciled to you forever. Our sins rightly deserve your judgment, rightly deserve death, for the wages of sin is death. Your word says that even all our righteous deeds are like filthy rags before you, and our iniquities, like the wind, carry us away. But you sent your Son to be pierced for our transgressions, to be crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. What a glorious truth it is that this is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and that now, through faith, we are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, that though we were dead in trespasses and sins, God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, made us alive together with Christ (by grace we have been saved). And even more than that, we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, being found in Him, not having our own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. We thank you Father for providing atonement. We thank you that now we are children of God, adopted fully into your family, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ – all because of the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." We thank you and praise you this morning, Father, for the atoning work of your Son, our Lord, our Savior, our Redeemer, our King.