Dear Father God,
we recognize that in our times it is as urgently necessary to preach the gospel as it has ever been. Help us to do so in good times and difficult times, to convince, to encourage, to rebuke,
whether people will listen or not.
So help us to endure until we finish our journey.
Make us courageous to fight the good fight, to finish the race, and keep the faith.
We will live with your promised future ever in mind: the crown of righteousness which you Lord, the righteous judge, will give us on that great day, the day we long for, the day of his appearing.
In the meanwhile, we trust that you will rescue us from every evil attack, and keep us safe for your heavenly kingom.
To you, Lord, be glory for ever ad ever. Amen.