Heavenly Father, I bring myself and ______________________ before you today in Jesus’ name. I pray that you will write each of our names in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world, that we may never worship anyone or anything but you. We know that because of the work of the unholy trinity of the dragon, the beast arising from the sea, and the beast arising out of the earth, we live in a culture that has grown increasingly hostile to you and the gospel. Should we find ourselves in an environment where those in authority blaspheme you, and slander your name and your church, which is your dwelling place, I pray that we will remain strong. Even if all the inhabitants of the earth worship a false god, and even if all the inhabitants of the earth are deceived by counterfeit prophets who perform miraculous signs, may we remain true to you. If we are threatened in some way because we refuse to worship a false god, grant us patient endurance and faithfulness. And if our livelihoods, or our liberty to buy and sell, are threatened because we refuse to be known by the name of a false god, and accept his mark, I pray that you will grant us patient endurance and faithfulness that we may remain strong and loyal to you alone. Amen.