Day in and day out we encounter people who are constantly trying to throw us off track. Their behavior challenges us to respond negatively, their actions dare us to speak harshly, and their words cause us to think the worst. From the business client to the family member, they unfortunately are not obedient to Your word and therefore do not convey the truth. Lord, we don't mean to stray from the course but the struggle sometimes gets to be too much.
We pray that we can remain strong in You when the world is pulling us down. Lord, we ask that You give us eyes to recognize negativity and the strength to stand up to it. We want to immerse ourselves in You, Lord. We ask that You not only become a barrier between us and the ugliness of the world but that we will use Your truth as a lantern to bring light where there is darkness. We ask this in Jesus' mighty name,
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 14-16