God of Hope, together we meet to faithfully carry out the exercises of the church. We ask that while we gather in Your name, that You would protect us both physically and spiritually. Please grant that no enemy of Yours disrupts this meeting and that Your Spirit is our protector. May all those who practice evil be thwarted and may the testimony of Your truth be preached freely. We ask this, Father, that we may honor You in loving fellowship. Amen.