“I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments. The cords of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten Your law. At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.” (Psalm 119:60-61)
When you are surrounded by those who do not practice the Lord’s commands, let it be that His commands are still what are in your heart and mind. Do not forget His statutes, for only in Him is there life and liberty. At all times, give the Lord thanks, for He has given the beacon of His Word to guide us through every circumstance. Those around you may speak loudly, but the Lord speaks from within.
Holy Spirit, lead my mind into meditation. Guide my soul to seek after what is right and good always. Help me to know that in Trinity is the hope for all. May I meditate day and night upon what is right and good. May I learn from You how to navigate through all the troubled waters of this world. Lead me to do what is right and always to be able to praise You for Your goodness.
Lord Jesus, You are the way and have come to lead the way for all who will follow. Lead me this day that I may practice righteousness in the sight of all those who speak in contrary terms. Teach me how to live graciously amongst those who do not fear You. Lift up my countenance that I may be Your light shining in a world that is wicked. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for leading the way. Amen.