“11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. 12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. 13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. 14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth a knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.” ~ Proverbs 30:11 — 14 (KJV)
We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Lord, we come with a special prayer today that You will help us to focus on the calling You have on our lives to be a light in this dark world. Living in a society where sin is so commonplace and accepted, sometimes we not only forget the horribly fallen state of this earth but also get caught up in thinking that sinful acts are okay. Thank You, Father, for keeping us spiritually grounded. Thank You, Father, for reminding us of the urgency of the mission You have set us on. Thank You, also for giving us the strength and determination to grow not weary in well doing — even when those around us fall prey to the enticing, sinful persuasions of this world.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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