“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10–11
Lord, your Word tells us that you watch our going out and our coming in. Please safeguard Pastor Mark and his family as he boldly proclaims your gospel and confronts the cultural idols that are enemies of your Word. Holy Spirit, strengthen Pastor Mark in your might that he may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Please stir my heart that I, too, would boldly engage those around me with the gospel. Safeguard my own family and me as we engage in spiritual battle.
I ask that you would destroy the idol of the fear of man within me and that you would thwart the designs of the enemy on my life. My desire is to be motivated by your glory and enjoyment, not what others think or say about me.
Jesus, you said that we “will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8). Today, I trust in your promise and by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within me, I believe that you will provide me with supernatural strength to share what Jesus has done for me and to proclaim his life, death, burial, and resurrection to others.
Lord, I ask that you would enable me and the family of Mars Hill “‘to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus’” (Acts 4:29–30). Protect us and fight for us.
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