Lord Jesus, I come before you, in your powerful name, on my behalf and behalf of ______________________ today. I bow before you as the one who holds the stars in your right hand and who walks among the golden lampstands, which represent your churches. Give us ears to hear what your Spirit is saying to us today. I ask you to release into our lives the powerful Spirit of perseverance that we may work hard, demonstrate patient endurance, bear up under hardships for your name, and not grow weary. I pray that we will not bear with men who are evil and distort your truth. Show us how to test those who falsely claim to speak with your authority so that they may be exposed and we may not be deceived by them. I ask you to release the Spirit of faithfulness into each one of us that we may never abandon the love we had for you at the first. Lord, if any of us have abandoned our first love, please remind us of the height from which we have fallen and prompt us to repent and do the first things, the things we did when we first came to know you. I pray we will overcome so you may not have to remove our lampstand from its place but instead give us the right to eat, even this day, from the tree of life in the paradise of God. Amen.