“How blessed are those who keep justice, who practice righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, in Your favor toward Your people; visit me with Your salvation, that I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance.” (Psalm 106:3-5)
Lord, You have proclaimed what is right and just. In You alone is the hope of all people. You have commanded that those who walk in Your righteousness are to practice Your justice and mercy. It is not all things for all people, but that Your will be done. It is that we love You and one another. You have given us the basis for the ability to truly rejoice and it is in Your will and in Your way alone.
Lord, the world cries out and screams justice, yet often I see these words accompanied by grave injustice. Help me discern right from wrong that I may learn from You how to be just. Teach me how to practice righteousness that I may be righteous. Guide me into the promises the world cannot give because it continues its rebellion against You. Teach me Your love.
Jesus, You are the love of God which has been given for the sake of all who believe. In You alone, through whom all things have been given life is there hope for the future. Lead me this day along the path of righteousness for Your name’s sake that I may abide in You and You in me, and that I may praise Your name before others. May my works this day reflect Your righteousness and justice. Amen.