Lord, I come humbly before You to ask that you make yourself known to those who don’t have a relationship with You. Captivate the hearts of those who push You away or run from your presence. Turn them as You turn the rivers. Flood them with the water of life without price. I believe we all have to reconcile the question of what we do about You, Jesus. I pray for the lost to join me on this journey to know You and to love You. I pray for a spiritual awakening. I pray for the flickering of faith to fan into flame in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, ‘What does this babbler wish to say?’ Others said, ‘He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities’—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, ‘May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.’” (Acts 17: 16-20 ESV)