Holy Spirit, help me to hear your voice more clearly. Prevent me from being deceived by evil manipulators. Keep me strong in Christ. Be with me in rejection of the mark of the beast that I worship no one but the Lord, that I bow down to no one but Christ. I am not strong enough on my own. I need your promptings. I need the words you give me to say. I need the hope of the New Covenant. I need you, Jesus. Allow me to focus on your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. ” (Revelation 13:16-17 ESV)