Father God, you are my rock and refuge. Jesus is my source and help. I pray for the guidance of your Holy Spirit to stand firm in the face of scoffers and to tell the good news in love. Your word does not return void. Help my aging mind remember the Scriptures of the gospel when I need to recall them. Grant me the holy boldness to speak them. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.” (2 Peter 3: 1-2 ESV)