Lord Jesus, I pray that your Holy Spirit will come in fullness on each of us – on me and on ______________________ - that we may be empowered by you for every task you have for us. I pray that you will give us opportunity, as you see fit, to speak boldly and argue persuasively about the kingdom of God. Lord, we recognize that there will be those who will become obstinate and refuse to believe and will even publicly malign the Way. Grant us wisdom and perseverance should we encounter that kind of resistance. I pray that we will continue to study and be taught the Scriptures and that through our life and ministry everyone who lives in our city and nation will hear your word. We ask together that you will do extraordinary miracles in our communities to confirm your word, miracles of healing illness and setting people free from evil spirits. We pray that through the ministry of delivering people from spiritual bondage in your name everyone in our land will be seized with fear and hold your name in high honor. We pray that those in our community and nation who are engaged in occult practices will come and openly confess their evil deeds, and that those who have practiced dark arts will repent and destroy their occult books and materials. In this way, may your word spread widely and grow in power. This we ask in your name, amen.