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“[L]ike Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear” (1 Peter 3:6).

Do not give way to fear.  How many of our actions are driven by fear?  Perfect love casts out fear.  We do not do things because of intimidation.  Do not follow the crowds of the world but follow the Lord of all.  In Him is all life.  In Him is all hope.  Walk in the way of the Lord and know that He will lead you into all righteousness.  Be led by the Lord now and forever.

Lord, I do not have because I do not ask properly.  I follow the way of the world and I am afraid.  Help me to have the boldness You give in order that I may be led by Your Spirit to stand firmly in the way of truth.  Guide me in the narrow upward way to follow Your example and the example of the saints of old.  In all things, keep me upon the path of righteousness so that I may now and forever abide in You.

Lord Jesus, You have taught us to pray constantly.  You have led all of those saints I read about in Scripture to live their lives faithfully.  Help me, Lord, to do the same.  In humility, lead me to walk with You and follow Your example.  In boldness, help me to stand firm against the world and not listen to its constant chatter.  In all things, help me learn how to be faithful for Your name’s sake.  Amen.