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“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Peter 3:12).

We fight not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and forces.  We are in a battle.  It is all around us and in us.  We need the Lord and those who turn to Him are heard.  As with all other things we hear from Scripture, this makes absolute sense.  Those who are in relationship with the Lord speak freely and are heard.  Those who are not in relationship with the Lord are outside and apart from Him.

Lord, Your word says that if I draw close to You, you will draw close to me.  Your law spells out what doing good looks like.  Help me, dear Lord, to do good and turn to You in prayer and supplication always.  Guide me in Your goodness, O Lord, that I would forever hold fast to the truth You have revealed once for all.  Teach me Your righteousness so that I may humbly walk with You.

Lord Jesus, You said that we are first to seek righteousness and then all these things would be added to us.  Guide me in the way of life that comes through Your light and help me to seek first Your righteousness.  Help me to understand that in You is there goodness and mercy.  You are the light of the world that shines in the darkness.  You have come so that as many as see Your light may walk in that light.  Help me walk in the light.  Amen.   

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