Father, while I am on this earth, I join with the psalmist in making these requests.
Teach me knowledge and good judgment. Lord I want to make wise decisions that support Biblical values. Teach me what You desire of me. Even if the arrogant disagree and slander me, keep me true to Your teachings.
Give me the understanding I need to be able to apply what Your Word says to my life and circumstances. You made me and placed me in these times, in this family, in this culture. So help me discern across time and culture, how to walk in Your truth and live righteously.
Father, comfort me with Your unfailing love. Teach me and treat me with compassion. When I am attacked or maligned, defend me. Help me live according to all You show me in Your power and Your faithfulness. Encourage me. And give me Your peace. Amen