“Father, I am not asking for you remove them from this rebellious world, but rather that You would keep them safe in Your care protected from the evil one.”  John 17:15

Jesus, we are like the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:18-26…our deepest desire is to be with You, which is better by far, but it is more necessary for us to remain here for Your Purpose…for the strengthening and multiplying of the faith and joy in those You have Called us to minister to as the priesthood of all believers.  Protect us from the evil one. You are our Shield and Fortress! Take us with you as You conquer the gates of hell, as You Promised in Matthew 16:18!!! Amen!!!