|Ephesians 1: 3 - 6, 11 - 12
||Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
||even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
||He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
||to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
||In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
||we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.