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“Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their hearts; they continually gather together for war.  They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips.(Psalm 140:1-3)

The Lord has set into motion the way of all things.  This age is filled with those who seek to do things on their own terms.  Be guided by the goodness of the Lord and His ways.  Do not follow after what the world says, but by what the Lord has already spoken.  Know that in the Lord alone is all life; for He is the source of all things.  Do not be poisoned by this world or its ways.

Lord, You have shown Your goodness and written of it in Your Word.  Where I am wrong, show me.  Where I have adopted the way of this world, lead me back into truth.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is the hope and glory for all ages.  Lead me to speak what is right and guide me to do what is pleasing in Your sight that I may now and always abide in You.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way.  Without You we would all be lost.  You alone are the way.  Guide me in the way You have established by grace that I would walk with You now and always.  Lead me in Your goodness to speak only what is right and fitting.  Guide me to be uplifted by Your Spirit that I would not be caught up in the ways of violent men, but abide in Your peace.  Amen.