Yahweh Mekoddishkem, you are the God who sanctifies us. You are the God who makes us holy through your refiner’s fire. Open your courts to hear my entreaty, Father. I come asking that you strengthen your church. Holy Spirit, reach the pastors and ministers, bishops and preachers to speak the true and pure gospel. May they teach the message that leads to the cross and invites us to join in the suffering of our Lord and Savior. Prepare your congregation to leave the prosperity and pabulum-spewing ministries. Lead them to pulpits that share the unabashed truth and call them to repent and be saved. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, who was obedient even to death on a cross, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16-17 ESV)