God in heaven, let us hate the things you hate, and love the things you love. Keep us from exchanging these because of pressure from man or because of our love of people. Make us steadfast in our hate of evil and in our love of righteousness.
Make the love of the lost our guiding star to give us courage in face of opposition to speak the word of Christ.
Remind us of our need for faithfulness, for the return from infidelity and betrayal is fraught with pain and discord.
Keep us from arrogance, pride, materialism, and intrigue, that we may not be destroyed.
Today’s prayer was inspired by several readings, from Pro 6, Ac 14, 2Sam 19, and Eze 27.