Lord of all, how we worship You,
Lifting Your Name above all others
And proclaiming Your mighty deeds
From generation to generation.
More than anything else,
We worship You through our obedience.
For it is obedience, rather than sacrifice,
Which You ask of us.
In that spirit, we pray today
For our enemies, as You told us to in Your Word.
For those who call evil good and good evil,
Who prefer the darkness above the light.
We pray that their eyes may be opened
To see the beauty of Your Truth
Above the flawed wisdom of men.
Forgive those who know not what they do.
Use us as You please
To proclaim Your truth with boldness,
That we may spend and be spent
So they may know that You are God.
Forgive us our failures, oh Lord,
The many times we’ve fallen short of our calling
To be Your servants and Your people.
We wish to bring glory to Your name and never shame.
Give us a heart of love and compassion for our enemies.
May we have enough love to stand against them boldly
And to expose the darkness,
That life may shine in their hearts and minds.
Kill our pride
And let us always move according to Your Spirit.
It is in Your Name we pray,