Righteous Jesus, Son of God, King of kings and Lord of lords, make yourself known to unbelievers and scoffers. Become their reality. Allow them to experience your presence. Remove scales from their eyes, much as you did for Saul of Tarsus, who believed and repented; this Paul wrote more books of scripture than any other in his zeal for you. Paul, who was imprisoned and stoned for his teaching, experienced your glory personally on the road to Damascus, and counted the cost of his faith. This Paul still believed in the face of persecution and spread your gospel story. Touch lives like that, Lord. Draw them into the Kingdom of God through the power of your Word and the working of your Holy Spirit. I ask in your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19b-20 ESV)