Lord Jesus, I bring ______________________ as well as myself before your throne of grace and mercy this day. I pray that you yourself will be our inheritance and our source of spiritual richness. May you choose each of us to stand and minister to others in your name and in your presence always. Quicken the spiritual gifts you have given to us and grant us opportunities to use these gifts in a place of ministry. I pray that you will protect us from the deceptive allure of the occult so that we may not engage in any spiritually counterfeit practices. I pray that you will release your great power against all the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places in our community and nation, so that in time there may be no one found here who practices divination or fortune-telling or sorcery. Purge our community and land of everyone who interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, casts spells, or is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. May these practices come to be seen as detestable so that we all may be blameless before you. I pray that we will not be deceived into listening to the voice of anyone who falsely claims to speak for you but does not proclaim your message. Instead may we recognize, Lord Christ, that you are the prophet like Moses that God has raised up for us. I pray that we will recognize that God has put his words in your mouth and that you are the one who tells us everything your Father has directed you to say. May we recognize the importance of listening to you, and have a sober awareness that anyone who does not listen to the words you speak in the name of your Father will be called to account by God himself. I pray that we will be energized by your Spirit to follow carefully all your teaching. May we love you as the Lord our God and walk always in your ways. I pray that our community and nation will increasingly recognize the sanctity of human life, in the womb and outside the womb. Bring the slaughter of innocent children through abortion to a stop. I pray that no innocent blood will be shed in our land, and that those who do shed innocent blood will be brought to justice. Please protect the innocent and purge our courts of the evil of malicious and false witness so that only the guilty may be punished. We pray that the highest possible standards of evidence will be used in our courts so that justice and only justice may be done. I pray these things in your all-powerful name. Amen.