O God, make your Word meet the needs of the heart as we read it in our groups and classes, as we hear it in sermons and readings, so that we are humbled before you and submit to your will revealed in Scripture.

We pray this for ourselves, already walking in the way of Christ, and for those we love who have yet to begin the journey of faith.

Give us wisdom to be aware of people’s life situations in order to apply eternal truths so they may be welcomed. Let us never compromise truth, but present it so that it may be recognized for what it is and what it can do, namely, remove all barriers between ourselves and you. Amen.