1 Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Prayer: Lord, give Your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow You the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.