Dear Lord, we need you. We need you to be present, to be close, and to change us. Help us to become the men and women that you see us as. Help us to become the men and women who can boldly proclaim Jesus Christ as our Savior and Messiah. We pray that you would protect us from any of the lies, the deceit, or the schemes of the enemy. Steel our resolve to stand against the enemy and not to fall into the traps of this world. We trust in you to be our shield and our strength. We trust in you to be our fortress and our protection. Lord, we trust in you. We pray this all in the power and the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.