Fearsome and almighty God, deliver us from that deadly danger, the fear of man. We sometimes fear what others may think of us, or we fear that someone may harm us for doing what is right. That fear can paralyze us, make us useless, and even put us in eternal danger. Lord, come rescue us. Show us Your glory. Give us confidence in Your promises. We need true courage, the courage toward the world that is born out of the fear of the Lord, which is also true wisdom. Set us free from false fears. In the name of Jesus. Amen.