God’s Word – For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, Proverbs 6:23

Proverbs 6 – Prayer to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
How majestic is your name on all the earth!
We will exalt you, our God the King;  Your daughters will praise your name for ever and ever.  Every day we will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is what you are LORD and most worthy of praise; your greatness no one can fathom.  One generation will commend your works to another;  they will tell of your mighty acts. Yes, they will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and we will meditate on your wonderful works. Thank you for your everlasting love and faithfulness.  Thank you for your word that is living and active and discerns the attitudes of our heart…Thank you for your gift of love that is the Christ! Thank you for your protection over our lives.  Please place a guard over the door of our lips. Let us show love toward one another, and forgiving as you have forgiven us for our sins.  Your word teaches to number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom.  A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up dissension.  We will live like obedient children; “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to us. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,”- For the scoundrel and the villain, disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.  Your daughters will seek to do your will Father.  Your word instructs us that there are six things you LORD hate, seven that are detestable to you: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers and sisters. Your daughters will take note on those mentioned items you hate and are detestable to you.  We will seek to live a life of integrity because we are your daughters.  We also know that fear of you Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge and brings us favor.  Thank you Father for your word of truth, you daughters will hide your word in their heart so that we might not sin against you. Thank you for our daily bread and filling us to overflowing in Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
Things that God hates and are detestable to him:

1. Haughty eyes
2.  A lying tongue
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
4. A heart that devises wicked schemes
5. Feet that  are quick to rush into evil
6. A false witness who pours out lies
7. A man who stirs up dissension among brothers [& sisters]