Father in heaven, keep the hope of your New Heaven and New earth ever before us as we travel the dusty paths of this life. May we be true to your heavenly vision. May we strive in unity to share the gospel, allowing your Holy Spirit to work among us and through us. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, who sits at your right hand, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,…” (Acts 26: 15-19 ESV)