Lord Jesus, I worship you this day as the one who came from God. You did not come on your own, from yourself, but the Father sent you. Your words are the truth because you heard them from God himself. You know him and have told us what you saw in his presence. You kept his word and he has glorified you. You existed before Abraham was born. You are the great I AM. I pray that ______________________ and I will believe in you, and hold to your teaching and abide in your word so that we may be true disciples of yours. I pray that through abiding in your word and holding to your teaching we may come to know the truth. May your truth set us free according to your promise. We admit freely that everyone who sins is a slave to sin, and that we ourselves have been and can still be slaves to sin. I ask you, as the Son, to set us free from sin so that we may be truly free. May we make room in our lives for your word, so that by keeping your word we may never see death. I know that some are unable to hear your word because they belong to their father, the devil, and want to carry out his desires. I accept your teaching that those who do not hear what God is saying through you do not hear because they do not belong to God but to Satan and they cannot bear to hear your word. I believe, as you teach us here, that Satan exists and that he was a murderer from the beginning. He did not hold to the truth or stand in the truth, and there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks from himself, speaking his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies. I pray that you will open our eyes so that we may see any way in which we have been deceived by Satan, the father of lies, so that we may walk in the light of your truth. I pray for every member of my family, every friend, every neighbor, and every man, woman, and child in our city and nation who has been deceived by Satan and refuses to embrace your truth. I pray that you will remove the veil of unbelief and deception that the god of this world has placed over their hearts. Please send the Holy Spirit to them to convict them of sin, righteousness, and judgment. I ask these things in your name, amen.