Devotion for Thursday, February 7, 2019

“In return for my love they act as my accusers; but I am in prayer. Thus
they have repaid me evil for good and hatred for my love. Appoint a wicked man
over him, and let an accuser stand at his right hand.” (Psalm 107:4-6)

Be wary of those of this world
who stand against the ways of the Lord. They are all around and will bring you
down with them. They mix love with hatred and good with evil. Become one who
stays in prayer that you may be in communion with the Lord always. Has not
Jesus taught us to pray unceasingly? Pray then and be girded for the battle
that is this world’s agenda against the faithful.

Lord, You know this world. You know what has happened since we have entered into the age of good and evil. It is all mixed up. Create in me a new and clean heart that sees the good and rejects the evil. Guide me into the truth of Your Word that I may abide in You and You in me. Lead me in the way of Your eternal truth which You have spoken from the beginning.

Word made flesh, You have come to lead the way for all who would, through You, walk in the way truth and life that You give. Guide me this day to see more clearly what is good, right and salutary and to stand there unmoved knowing that You alone are able to save me from this world’s confusion. Teach me to abide in You and to pray without ceasing. Lift up my countenance to be like Yours, always looking to the Father. Amen.