Dear Lord, what is the way forward? Doubt and opposition overgrow the path. Go before me. Make smooth the road. Remove the obstacles or show me how to overcome them. Give me wisdom to discuss the point to be made. Equip me, Lord. Let me speak truth in love. Open doors to where you want me to venture for your glory. Give me strength to stand even against pressure from loved ones, if need be. Let me listen only to your voice as my good and loving shepherd. Be my eyes and ears along the journey until you call me home. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” (Ephesians 4:15 ESV)