Ps 118:28-29, 1 Tim 6:15-16, Ps 8:3-6, Is 37:16, Nu 6:24-26, Ro 1:7, Ps 15:1-5, Pr 4:25-27, Pr 17:17, Ro 12:10; John 15:15.
O Lord, my God, I give thanks to You and I exalt You. You are good and Your loyal love endures forever!
Blessed and only Sovereign, King of kings, and Lord of lords, You are the only one with immortality who dwells in unapproachable light.
Father, as I consider the works of Your hands, the sun, moon, and stars, all that You have created on this earth and in heaven, I am staggered by the thought that You are mindful of man. You created him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made man ruler of the works of Your hands and put everything under his feet. This is so awesome. You alone, O Lord of hosts are God over all kingdoms of the earth. You have made the heavens and the earth. I am saddened, though, by man’s response. Globally, we have failed miserably to be good stewards of all that You have entrusted to us. Help us, Father, do be better stewards.
Bless us and watch over us, O Lord. Please smile on us and be kind to us. Look on us with favor and give us peace.
O God, You have loved me and called me to be a saint. You have given me, from Yourself as my Father and from my Lord Jesus Christ, both grace and peace. I am humbled and honored to be a part of Your family.
Help me, my Father, to walk uprightly, to work righteousness, and to speak truth in my heart. Help me not to slander anyone or to do evil to anyone or to take up a reproach against my friends. Let me despise the actions of the reprobate, but honor those who fear You. Help me to keep my oaths even when it hurts to do so. Help me to generously lend money to my brothers and sisters without interest. Help me to never accept bribes. I know that if I do these things, Father, I will not be shaken.
God, with Your help, I will let my eyes look straight ahead and fix my gaze directly before me. I will walk on the path You direct, letting You establish my ways. I will not turn to the right or to the left from the path You put me on. I will keep my foot from evil. O God, I can’t do this without Your constant help. Please do what is necessary to keep me on the path You want me to follow.
Thank You, Father, for the friends You have given me. Friends who love at all times, who were born for times of adversity. Help us to be devoted to one another in love, honoring one another above ourselves. Lord Jesus, You told Your disciples long ago that they were no longer servants, but friends. Be my friend, too, Lord. I so want to be Yours. Amen.