Father, in these words of Psalm 1 You tell me how to be blessed. Help me, my husband, sons, and loved ones obey these words to receive Your blessing.
Oh Lord God, do not let us heed or walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But let us recognize evil for what it is. Give us a hunger and thirst for Your counsel, Your way, Your truth and Your wisdom so we will be seated with those who know and follow You.
Let our delight be in Your law, Oh Lord. Let us read it, memorize it, recall it and meditate on it, thinking about how to apply it to our own lives and circumstances. Let Your perfect law color my thoughts and attitudes.
Make us like trees planted by streams of water, which yield fruit in season. Show us Your perfect will for our lives and Your timing so we will produce fruit that will honor and glorify You and Your name.
Do not let us wither, but keep us strong and hearty. Let all we do prosper and bring You honor.
Allow us to see that the wicked cannot stand, but are blown away like chaff before the wind. And that the works of the evil ones will not prosper or enjoy Your gift of Salvation.
Lord, please watch over me and my loved ones – keep us on the path You have set before each one of us.
I totally trust in Your perfect will for all our lives. May we come to trust You and Your guiding hand. May we feel You watching over us.
And may that sense of Your presence be a powerful deterrent and an awesome reassurance. Amen.