Lord, you are Immanuel, God with us. You are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I pray that your church everywhere becomes the true bride of Christ. Turn it away from stages with fog machines and celebrity pastors. Holy Spirit, focus the eyes of the church only upon Jesus, Savior, Redeemer, King. Open hearts to love Him and mouths to confess Him in His name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” (John 12:42-43 ESV)