“All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off. They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off. They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished as a fire of thorns; in the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.” (Psalm 118:10-12)
Wickedness surrounds us. In every direction there are those who come against you with their ideas, plots and plans. Do you fight back with the sword of the Spirit? Turn to the Lord and know that He who knows all things knows the schemes of the wicked. He has promised to put His shield of protection upon Your life that you would remain with Him forever. Trust in the Lord above all circumstances.
Lord, You are good and worthy of all praise. This world is filled with the wicked and deceitful. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth which You have established. Help me now and always to see that only in You is there hope and a future. Keep me from falling into the hands of the wicked. You alone have the words of eternal life. May I be found in You, O Lord, always.
Holy Spirit, minister to me that I would see through the wickedness that is upon this age. Help me now and always to see the truth when wickedness presents itself. Keep me on the narrow path that I would hold fast to the truth that You are God and all goodness resides in You. May I be found this day doing what is right in Your sight, loving my neighbor and loving You. Amen.