Lord Jesus, I pray for myself and for ______________________, that we will earnestly serve you night and day, and that our service for you will be so evident that many will be able to testify to the sincerity of our faith in you. I pray that we will develop a deep and abiding hope in what you have promised, and trust you until your promises are fulfilled in our lives. I pray that you will manifest yourself to us and appoint us as your servants and as witnesses of the things you have shown us and will show us in the future. I ask you to rescue us from anyone who would wish us harm. Please send us to the people of your choice that we may open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. I pray that through us others will receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in you. I pray that we will not be disobedient to anything you ask us to do. May we always repent of our sins, turn to you, and prove our repentance by our deeds. I pray that you will help us that we may be able to stand and testify to both small and great alike of the truth of the Scriptures that you had to suffer and were the first to rise from the dead never to die again. I pray that others will see through us that the gospel is true and reasonable, even to men of great learning, and that many others will be persuaded by us to become Christians. We pray for elected officials at every level, including our mayor, our governor, and our president, that they will execute justice and see through the false accusations that are made against your people. I pray that their hearts will be open to learning more about you. May they listen patiently to those who can inform them about you and your truth, and become familiar with the great themes of Scripture. This I ask in your name, amen.