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“For there, thrones were set for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.  May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.”  (Psalm 122:5-7)

We know the world is in the midst of adversity.  It ebbs and flows, but there has always been the adversity between what is right in the Lord’s sight and what those opposed to the Lord desire.  The prosperity of the Lord is not in things, but in Him.  He calls to all to come and be in Him that He would be in them.  His peace comes out of the relationship He gives through faith and by grace.

Lord, the adversity is in me.  There are times when I am conflicted.  Guide me by Your Spirit to look to You and live in Your peace.  Grant not just worldly prosperity, but prosperity of the  heart that knows that You are always present and near.  Guide me according to Your goodness to seek the better things in spite of those around me who seek other things.  May I learn to walk with You rather than this world.

Lord Jesus, You are the model of the godly life.  You also promised Your peace upon those who walk in Your grace.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of salvation this day that I would dwell with You and You with me.  Keep me from those things which would deter me from walking faithfully with You.  May I know and always abide in You and You in me.  Lead me this day, my Savior.  Amen.