Sanctify them in the truth; Your Word is truth.John 17:17
Lord of truth,
In a world that tells us truth is subjective and that we are all able to find our own truths, we know that there is such a thing as absolute truth, and it is found in Your Word. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). You have set forth the standard for truth in the Bible, and no matter what culture or society tells us, we know that You never change. You are the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), even in a world that is constantly changing. “The Word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:25), You assure us. Help us to take courage and strength from this knowledge, and to share Your Word of truth boldly with those around us. Give us conviction to stand on Biblical truths and principals, even when it is unpopular to do so. Help us not be afraid to claim that You are the only way to heaven. Our world tells us that it doesn’t matter what one believes, so long as you are sincere. All paths lead to heaven, we are told. But Your Word clearly shows this is not the case. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Grant us the boldness of the apostles, who freely shared the message of the Law and the Gospel without regard for personal comfort or safety. They were beaten, imprisoned, and even put to death for their faith in and witness for You, yet they did not waver or choose to remain silent. Give us such courage, Lord, to hold fast to Your truth no matter how unpopular that message may be. Help us to know the Scriptures well enough that we can defend and testify to our faith, fastening on the belt of truth (Ephesians 6:14) to counter the lies and attacks of the enemy. Allow us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) for the purpose of sharing Your saving Gospel with all men, for you “desire all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).
Please help me to speak Your truth in the following ways…
Please bring the following people to the knowledge of Your truth…
In Your name I pray. Amen.
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