Loving Lord, we are the Body of Christ and we are the Church of God and as You told us in Your Word, we are facing increasing difficulties in our lives today, and much animosity towards the things of God. But Father, we know that our help is in You, for You alone are the Rock upon which we stand, and You are the Hope of our salvation. Keep our hearts focussed on You, and our eyes fixed on our Savour, Jesus Christ.
Help us Lord, to remain strong in the faith with our hearts focussed on the truth of Your Word. Keep us strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and may we put on the whole armour of God as we face an increasingly hostile world. Lord, it is only as we remain in You and our hearts are centred upon the Lord Jesus, will we gain victory over the world, the flesh and the devil.
We praise You that Christ won the spiritual victory on the cross. Keep Your Church ever focussed on that truth, and help us never to forget that what we suffer in the world today is nothing compared with the glory soon to be revealed to us. In Jesus' name,