Memory verse: (you can use is as your lockscreen)
“Up to this word they listened to him. Then they raised their voices and said, ‘Away with such a fellow from the earth for he should not be allowed to live.’”Acts 22:22
Oh God, please provide for, protect, strengthen, uphold, and embolden our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. God, please give them grace to trust in you. Please give them wisdom to know how best to proclaim the gospel. And please give them boldness to proclaim the gospel. God, we pray Acts Four over them. Consider the threats against them and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness, we pray.Radical.net
And then God as we pray for them, we pray for us who live like … I just think, God, I live in like the freest country in the history of the world in many ways. So help me to be all the more bold. Help us who live in freedom to be all the more bold. Not to be silent with the gospel when those who are speaking about it are doing so at the risk of their life around the world. Our family, our brothers and sisters. Help us to be faithful, to speak the gospel to those around us today. Oh God, not to be afraid of what they might think of us, or they might think we’re the crazy religious person, or we might mess up in this or that and they won’t understand what we’re saying.
God, help us to trust in you. Your Spirit in us, the power of the gospel, and to fully steward the freedom you’ve given us to share the gospel with other people today. God, please may it be so for your glory in free places in the world and for your glory in persecuted places in the world. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
A sermon series we’re listening to:
Moves: details here.