Genesis Five


Father God, we thank You for reminding us again that You created us, both male and female, in Your image and blessed us. You have been setting apart a people who would live according to Your ways since the beginning of time. Your redemptive story was written out in the names of these people so that Your plan and Your purpose to rescue us would be fulfilled in the fullness of time. Remind us that Your eternal plans prevail, even when we fail.

Holy Spirit, show us how to walk humbly with our God the way Enoch did. Remind us that we walk by faith, not by sight. Remind us that two cannot walk together unless they agree. Remind us, most of all, that if we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship not only with our Father, but with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Lord Jesus, we see the repetition of men who died and remember that You died, but rose again. Help us to see that even though man was responsible for bringing death and sorrow, You came not only to teach us and show us how to walk with God our Father, but also to bring eternal comfort and rest to those of us who were lost in despair. 

We pray that You would write Your story in our names and in the names of our children and our children’s children, so that all our lives point to You and You alone. Never let us forget that because of Your death and resurrection, the Comforter Himself has come and now lives in us to give life to our mortal bodies. May we never take that for granted. 

Father, Son, and Spirit, may our years and our stories, long or short, be testimonies of Your grace, Your mercy, and Your faithfulness. May we walk in such deep intimacy with You that all that we are disappears and only You are magnified in our lives. May we decrease as You increase now and forevermore!

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Roshni Di Stefano

Roshni was born in Mumbai, came of age in Montreal, and now lives in Youngstown, Ohio. She works as a physical therapist and likes to write. She also enjoys sipping masala chai or gin and tonic on the porch while trying not to drool excessively over her Canadian-Italian-American husband. In her spare time, she herds two kids.

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