The world still has little love for the Gospel. The world still stands in opposition to Christ the King and His kingdom. If we are going to represent Him with boldness and clarity, we are going to face opposition from the world. May the Lord give us the grace to follow the example of Peter and John and honor Christ in the face of whatever opposition may come.
Prayer Based on Proverbs 4:20-27:
Father, we must be attentive to Your words;
and we need You to incline our ears to listen to Your sayings.
Let them never escape from our sight;
keep them within our hearts,
safe from the distractions of the world and our flesh.
For Your words alone are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.
Father, give us the grace to keep our hearts with all vigilance,
for from them flow the springs of life.
May we put away crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from our minds and mouths.
Let our eyes look directly forward,
and our gaze be straight before us.
As we ponder the path of our feet,
may all our ways be sure, according to Your word.
Let us not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn our feet away from evil and always toward righteousnes.
In Jesus' name, Amen.