Lord God, I worship you this day as the God who made the world and everything in it. You are the Lord of heaven and earth, and do not live in temples made by man. You are not served by human hands, as though you needed anything, but instead you are the one who gives to mankind life and breath and everything. I thank you that we are your offspring, and that you are not far from each one of us. I worship you as the one in whom we live and move and have our being. I affirm that you made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, and you are sovereign over all nations on earth. You are the one who determines allotted periods in human history and the boundaries and borders of the places where men live. I pray that each of us – ______________________ and I - will be greatly distressed at the spiritual darkness of the people around us. I pray that our spirits will be provoked at their idolatry and that you will give us open doors to reason with them wherever we meet them, whether in places of worship or learning or in the marketplace. We know some will accuse us of being babblers and sneer at our talk of Christ’s resurrection. I pray that we will not be deterred by such contempt but continue to speak of your truth to those who want to know more. I pray that you will arouse the curiosity of people in our city and nation, and stir in them a hope that will prompt them to seek you, feel their way toward you, and find you. Grant them a willingness to talk about and listen to the truth of the gospel. I pray that you will open the eyes of every man, woman, and child in our city to see that you, in your grace, have overlooked their times of ignorance but that you are now commanding men everywhere to repent. Convict them of the truth that you have set a day when you will judge the world with justice by the man you have appointed, Jesus. May their hearts be opened to understand that you have given proof of these things by raising him from the dead. This we ask in his name, amen.