Heavenly Father, I pray in Jesus’ name that I and ______________________ will continue to have regard for the pure stream of truth that comes to us through your apostle Paul. We affirm that he did not receive his authority from men or by man, but through you and through your Son Jesus Christ. I pray that we will always recognize that the gospel Paul preaches in his letters is not the gospel of man, or something that he received from man or was taught by man. Instead may we always carry the conviction that Paul received his gospel, the true gospel, by revelation from your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that more and more people in our land will come to embrace the message of the gospel, that Christ gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to your will as our God and Father. We praise you for raising him from the dead. May you receive glory forever and ever. We know how serious the purity of the gospel is to you and so we pray that anyone who throws people into confusion and troubles them by trying to pervert or distort the gospel of Christ may be under a curse. May we never desert you, the one who called us by the grace of Christ, and turn to a different gospel. I pray that we will never be deceived by anyone, even an angel from heaven, who preaches a gospel other than the one that we find in the Scripture. I pray that each of us will recognize that we have been set apart from our mother's womb and called by your grace. I pray that you will be pleased to reveal your Son in us, and show us what you want us to do for you. I also ask that you set us free us from trying to win the approval of men, or trying to please men. Instead, I pray that each of us will try only to win your approval and choose to be a servant of Christ rather than a man-pleaser. May you grant us your grace and peace this day. Amen.