Revelation: 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it,  because the time is near.

Father, as we read Sunday, we believe that you offer a blessing to whoever hears and holds fast to the revelation about Jesus to the seven churches recorded by John in 95 A.D. Jesus, would you help us to see you clearly, powerfully, and move us to faith over the next few weeks? God would you help us to hear from your Spirit what our church, what we as a people, in this day need to hear? God help us to say that whatever it is that you say we will listen, and we will obey? Jesus, will you strengthen us in our confusion, heartaches, and dissapointments and remind us about your victory? Indeed would you help us to stay true to you Christ, as your victory is our victory?