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“I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments. I shall keep Your statutes; do not forsake me utterly!” (Psalm 119:7-8)

This world is difficult. All around are those who do not practice the righteousness of the Lord. The infection of disobedience seeps into our soul and we too forget His goodness and practice what we ought not to do. Do not go the way of the world, for You have been called to the higher life of righteousness that is found in the Lord. Come to Him and weather this age for His goodness and mercy.

Lord, do not forget me nor keep far from me Your benefits. Keep me on the narrow path of salvation that I may live into the likeness of Christ. Guide me according to Your goodness that I may practice Your righteousness and hold Your law close to my heart. Teach me to be thankful in every situation knowing that only in You is life and liberty to be found, for You alone are good.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way for as many as would follow. Grant that my desire to follow You would be supported by the Holy Spirit to put my thoughts and words into action. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You have established that I may now and always live according to the never-failing plan of the Father. Teach me Your statutes and help me to learn how to always obey them. Amen.

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