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“Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; in You I take shelter.  Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good.  Lead me in the land of uprightness.”  (Psalm 143:9-10)

The Lord is your deliverer.  It is He who has come to the rescue.  Do not be deceived by those who seek to lead you in other directions, but turn to the Lord and know His goodness and mercy.  Being upright is to stand before the Lord as one of His redeemed.  Standing before the Lord is the gift of grace.  Live by faith and know that your redeemer lives and at the last you shall see Him face to face.

Lord, this world does tug at me all the time.  I hear the many voices that are calling and I hear the contradictions.  Lead me, O Lord, away from the wickedness of this age and into Your presence.  Give me ears to hear and eyes to see that I may not be deceived by this world but be renewed by Your grace and mercy.  Teach me to stand upright in the tents of the righteous and live according to Your will.

Jesus, You have promised to abide in me if I abide in You.  You have said that I can bear fruit only if I abide in You.  Lead me to understand what You mean more and more each day that I would more fully live this life of faith that You have given me.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is there hope and a future.  Guide me, Lord Jesus, according to the Father’s will.  Amen.