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May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field! May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!” (Psalm 72:16-17)

Look to the Lord and ask for blessings. Do not ask just for yourself, but for everyone. We are called to bless others as we have been blessed. We have not been blessed because we are good, but because God is good. See in the Lord the hope of all people and know that in Him is life and liberty. The Lord allows this age that those who seek Him may come to Him willingly and freely.

Lord, set my eye upon the prize of salvation to know the hope that You implant through salvation. Guide my thoughts, words, and deeds to be those which are pleasing in Your sight. Help me to be a servant of others by the model of Christ and guide me to live in a way that is pleasing to You. May my life be in Your hands as You shape me into the way You have always intended.

Lord Jesus, You are a model of the godly life and You have showed us that the way of truth comes in constantly serving others. You were willing to go the whole distance and did not stop short. By Your example, teach me to be a blessing to others without regard for recompense. Lead me in the godly way to be both inwardly and outwardly the same person, free to receive and free to give the same grace which You have lavished upon me. Amen.

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