Jehovah Hashopet, you are the Lord our judge. You are God everlasting and sovereign. I come in humility and in reverence for who you are. Guide me with your Holy Spirit. Never allow me to speak only to please man. Let me tell my story of Jesus in my life as a true and faithful witness. Test my heart for any wrong motives, that I may testify in truth for your name sake. I pray in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” (1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 ESV)