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“The wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;  but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”  (1 Corinthians 2:8-9)

The world steps one upon another, each seeking his own will above all others.  The will of the Lord is what created everything and He will accomplish what He willed.  So take your will out of it.  What then?  Live according to the will of the Father and know that in His grace and mercy, He will lead those who abide in Him to dwell with Him eternally.  It is not a contest of all against all, but a life of love, joy and peace that the Lord offers.

Lord, I look all around and I see the competition.  People vie for positions and authority.  Help me to be a help to others and to live as You would have me live.  Guide me according to Your purposes to humbly abide in You and You in me.  Bring me beyond the dog-eat-dog  of this world to live in peace and in harmony as far as I am able, that I may fulfil Your purpose for me being created.

Come Holy Spirit and stir my heart to abide in the truth that has been revealed once for all.  Amidst the mysteries of life, lead me beyond my need to understand everything that I may live in the wisdom You give.  Guide me to turn to You at all times and accept Your leading as You guide me in living my daily life.  Keep my eyes upon You now and always that I may walk the straight and narrow path.  Amen.