Lord Jesus, I ask in your name for your grace and mercy this day for me and for ______________________ . By your Spirit may we be able to walk in love instead of hate, and in faithfulness instead of impurity. May we work hard with our own hands so that we may have something to share with those in need. I pray that each of us will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor. Free us from every spirit of lust and jealousy, and enable us to be content with what we have. May we honor both father and mother. I ask you to show us any single thing that holds us back from being able to follow you. May we give up whatever you show us in order that we may have treasure in heaven and become free to follow you in every way. Grant us the faith to see that all things are possible with God. May we recognize that things that are impossible with man are not impossible with you. Teach us to trust you for impossible things. Lord, following you may cost us important relationships. I claim your promise that no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age. May we find new brothers and sisters and fathers and mothers in the family of God and find ourselves welcomed into their homes. Grant us courage and endurance in the face of persecution and sustain us with the hope of eternal life. May we realize that many who are first in this age will be last in the age to come, and that many who are last in this age will be first in the age to come. Because of our willingness to follow you no matter what the cost, may we belong to those who will be first in the age to come. Amen.