As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4‭-‬5 NIV

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9‭-‬10 NIV

Jesus, You paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and endured the beatings meant for me. The Pharisees ripped their robes; my sins ripped Your Body, and the veil was torn, giving me access to the Holy of Holies to the Throne of Grace. A crown of thorns was placed on Your head for our disobedience; the curse passed down from generation to generation is broken. The legacy burden of shame, anxiety, fear, perfectionism, rage, hopelessness, negativity, addictions, and the likes I carried from my ancestors I now lay down at the foot of Your Cross; may I leave a legacy of love, mercy, compassion, kindness, patience, and hope in Jesus Christ for generations after me. You are crowned with Glory; You defeated satan at the cross and the grave when You rose again. We were called out of darkness into Your wonderful light, God’s special possession, a holy nation; we bow down and glory in You, The KING of kings. Mercy was given at the Cross through Your Precious Blood, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. Our robes stained with sin are now cleansed, made holy, and pure with His Blood. Holy Spirit, come fill us, our children, and their offspring and clothe us with the righteousness of Christ. We are crowned with grace. I receive Your mercy through my faith in Jesus Christ and the Atonement of my Redeemer, LORD, and Savior, amen.

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