“7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgement , whosoever he be.” ~ Galatians 5:7 — 10 (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 give us the strength to shut out the false messages of this world. Sometimes we allow ourselves to be persuaded that certain sinful acts or ideas are okay just because they are social custom and widely accepted. Knowing this, may we guard what we allow into our spirits. May we watch the company we keep, be mindful of what we watch on TV, and censor what is privy to our ears. Father, we thank You for helping us to learn Your voice by studying Your Word for ourselves. Lord, thank You for giving us an understanding of Your Word every time we open it to feed our spirit. Lastly, Father, thank You not only for helping us to learn Your voice but to actively follow after it and obey it no matter what the world says or thinks.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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