Lord Jesus, strengthen our resolve to stand firm in our faith and face our future, knowing every day brings us one day closer to your return and whatever events may occur leading up to it. May we look to the examples of Stephen and the apostles. May we seek the steadfastness of the prophets. May we look up as time draws us nearer each day. As we recognize the signs, help us gird our hearts with your hope and glory. I ask these things in your precious name and powerful authority, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.” (Isaiah 33: 5-6 ESV)