Almighty Sabaoth, God over the hosts of heaven and of earth, you are the God of courage and of not shrinking back. Open your courts to my plea, Father. Prepare our hearts, minds and souls to stand firm in the faith. Steady our resolve to contend for the faith. Open our consciousness to potential ramifications, and steel us to be overcomers by your Truth and might. I ask in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” (Hebrews 10:37-39 ESV)