Psalm 28:1b “For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit.”
[This is true: if we had no access to you, Lord, how would we be different from those who don’t believe, who live in the land of darkness and death, from those who have already died?
In you, Lord Jesus we are given access to light, life, love, as well as lasting goodness—for that is what you are. And you are always there in our lives.
Praise you that your Word ever speaks to us, that you are active to bring us through each valley, through each dark night, through each difficulty and danger, for you are our great Shepherd who speaks and is not silent.]
Lord, today I lay my life before you on the altar of obedience. I praise you now for what you will bring, for how you will guide, for how you will protect.
Because you are only good, I can trust you to do what is right, to bring what is best, to lead in what is wise.
May you be glorified in my life today, Lord God–honored, lifted up and exalted in my thoughts, motives, words and actions.
Protect me from the evil one and evil men; protect me from myself; protect me for your own glory. I praise you now for all you will do in this day. Amen.]