Reading: Proverbs 4-6; Psalm 149
Father, may your people sing to you a new song! May their praise and worship lead them to make new and beautiful art. Lord, you take pleasure in your people – you actually like them. You love them, but you also accept them. It is the humble you adorn with salvation, those lowly enough in Spirit to see they need you. Make me a man of wisdom so that I can pass down sound instruction to my children. Give me wisdom, give me insight, and show me the path of life. I want to be able to tell my children to remember my words and instructions to find the path to life. I want them to see that righteousness leads them down the path that gets brighter and brighter. Father, guard my eyes and my heart from wandering from my wife. Let me never be enticed by a woman with evil intentions. Thank you, Lord, for keeping me faithful to her thus far. Let me never forget that nothing is hidden from you, Lord. You see all and ponder all that I do, think, and feel. Help me see your commandments and rules as the path to life.