Heavenly Father, hold back the scoffers and the wicked by the prayers of the righteous. Open your courts to hear the petitions on behalf of your servants. We wait upon you to see your hand in a mighty saving work. We praise you for who you are in the name above all names, Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall.” (Proverbs 29:16 ESV)