God of the living word, I wait for your power in order to speak effectively. Loose my tongue, give me speech, let the words of my mouth gain respect among the people, for the words are yours.
Cause new growth to spring forth from among your people.
Let us work together to complete our service in the Word. Let Scripture have its powerful effect upon open hearts.
Let opposition not intimidate us nor keep us from our task. We ask, as did the first-century church, for boldness.