Lord God, you do not desire the death of the wicked – but rather, that all may turn from their ways and live.
Help us, so that no one among us misuses your grace or wishes to continue in sin. Grant that all may come before you with a contrite & penitent heart; grant that no one willfully resists the gracious working of your Holy Spirit, but that everyone would be converted by him. Give us the strength and determination to fight the good fight of faith – struggling against the sinful flesh, the world, and Satan, never tiring until the eternal rest of heaven.
Give us strength! Keep us steadfast in your Word - through Christ, our Lord – AMEN.