Reading: Proverbs 28-31; Psalm 7
Father, make known to me those sins I overlook. Let my eyes be open to them that I may repent. Judge me according to my righteousness, according to my integrity. I do not turn away from hearing your law, so I know you hear my prayers. Awaken your people to know the rights of the poor, that they may stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. Please give Maggie and I wisdom for disciplining our children, so that peace is instilled in our home. God, thank you for revealing yourself in Jesus, the one who came down from heaven and ascended again. The one who gathers the wind in his fists. The one who wraps up the waters in a garment. The one who established all the ends of the earth. Every word of yours proves true. Let me never distort that truth. Father, do not make me poor or rich, but give me enough for my family to have what it needs daily. O Lord, an excellent wife is hard to find, yet somehow you have blessed me with her. Thank you for Maggie, a blessing I truly don’t deserve. She deserves praise for many things, all of which you know. But I will praise for this above all else – that she fears and loves you, Lord.