Lord Jesus, help our unbelief. Grow our faith and boldness to accept your salvation and proclaim your goodness and glory. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Let us speak your name like the apostles, because we know you and abide in you. Let us not cower to the acceptance of the crowd, but stand tall in the love of God. I ask these things in your name and authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” (John 12: 42-43 ESV)