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“O Lord, do save, we beseech You; O Lord, we beseech You, do send prosperity! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, and He has given us light; bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.” (Psalm 118:25-27)

What is the prosperity you seek? Is it fame and fortune, which is fleeting, or prospering in the righteousness that the Lord offers through grace? Do not be deceived by the wiles of this world, but come into the Lord’s presence and seek what is right and good. Seek first righteousness and then all things necessary shall be added unto you. Know that the Lord’s love endures forever.

Lord, set me upon the right path that I would be led by the righteousness You grant to those who come into the love relationship made possible through grace. Lead me in the faith You have given me that I might now and always abide in the truth of Your presence and purpose. Keep me from the distractions in this world that would get in the way that I might grow in the likeness of Christ and His righteousness.

Lord Jesus, Guide me this day in the way of righteousness. Lead me to see more clearly all that You offer in this gift of faith You have given me. Move me beyond the elemental things to live into the eternal life given through grace. Teach me this day all that I can learn that I would grow this day. Help me to see as You grow in me Your image, Jesus, that I might prosper in the gift of faith. Amen.