Praying from Matthew 16:20. Themes: Secrecy, Messianic Secret
Dear Lord, help me to follow your example of humility and obedience. Teach me to keep your identity and teachings close to my heart, and to share them only with those who are ready to receive them. Give me the strength to resist the temptation to seek recognition or praise for my actions, and to always put your will above my own desires. May I be a faithful disciple, always seeking to serve you and bring others closer to your love and grace. Amen.
Verse: Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.
This is a Command. The disciples were commanded not to tell anyone that Jesus was the Christ.