Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud
he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD - Psalm 31:23-24
Love the LORD! Be strong because of your hope in the LORD. In other words, recognize where your strength is. Acknowledge
your source of grace. Give praise to God for his abundant mercy and power lavished on us through his Holy Spirit. The LORD
God does preserve his people. He does honor faithfulness even if it is mocked in this world. The LORD will bless his people
and deal justly with those who mock and abuse them.
Give me strength, O LORD, for I find
myself in trying times with enemies at my door and opponents on every side. Please give me wisdom to see your grace that leads
me. Please give me courage to stand up for what is right, pure, and holy. Please give me vision to see the things you want
to use me to do for your glory. Please keep my hope passionately alive as I wait for your work in me to be accomplished. In
Jesus' name I pray. Amen.