Jesus, how sweet are Your words of promise. How anchoring is Your divine love. Rule and reign upon the throne of my heart. Rid me of all unwelcome occupants. Let me not bow down to lesser gods. Let me not succumb to following dead pursuits. My defense against the enemy is Your mighty arm. My shield against temptation is Your perfect love. May the echoed example of Your earthly life infused with the Spirit You have placed inside me guide me into all holiness and peace. For Your Word of eternal comfort becomes drops of honey that coat the bitterness of life with eternal truth. Your nearness becomes my refuge in circumstantial storms. Your robe of righteousness covers my naked iniquities. Lord, be my strength, my joy, my confidence and my Amen. Under the power of Your Word in Deuteronomy 33:12 and the authority of Christ, my Savior, I humbly pray.
Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him,
for He shields him all day long,
and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:12, NIV