Praying from Matthew 12:16. Themes: Secrecy, Obedience, Messianic Secret.

Dear Lord, just as you commanded your disciples not to make you known, help me to also keep your name and your love hidden in my heart. May I not be tempted to boast or seek recognition for my faith, but instead, let my actions and words speak of your goodness and grace. Help me to be a humble and faithful servant, always pointing others towards you and your love. Amen.

Verse: and commanded them that they should not make him known,
Matthew 12:16

This is a Command. The verse commands the reader not to make Jesus known.