Lord Jesus, my flesh pulls back in the face of this difficult command to fight the good fight. I avoid conflict. I can not maneuver around this one. Help me stand firm in the face of opposition by the strength of your Holy Spirit. Lord, come to my aid by the protection of your precious blood. I ask in your name above all names, by your authority as King, and by the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:13-16 ESV)