Almighty God, You love Your church for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, given up into the hands of wicked men and suffer death upon the cross. Receive our prayers which we offer that we Your church, in our vocation and ministry, may truly serve You and glorify You through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. O Merciful God, who has made all men and wants not the death of a sinner but rather that he should be converted and live, have mercy upon all unbelievers and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart and contempt of Your Word. Fetch them home, blessed Lord, to Your flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, Amen.
For your friends to see and recognise that God has total authority over their lives (Jn 19:11).