Ephesians 5:15-17

Heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Jehovah-Jireh,

We know that Your eyes are on the righteous and Your ears are open to our prayers, so we will continue to cry out to You.  But even as we cry out, we have a responsibility to listen and obey.  Please keep us focused on Your goodness, Your faithfulness, and Your mercy.  You do not want empty praise – for us to honor You with our lips and not our heart, and you would know right away if that happened.

Our strongest desire is to do Your will – to continue in the faith – to be grounded and steadfast and NEVER moved away from the hope of the gospel of Christ Jesus.  Father help us to do just that in our handling of this great task before us – never stepping in any direction that is not Your will for us to do.

In Jesus’ precious name we pray