Lord, guide me in the way of wisdom and lead me along straight paths. When I walk, let my steps not be hampered; and when I run, may I not stumble. Help me to hold on to your good instruction, not let it go; to guard it well, for it is my life. Let me not set my foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Help me to avoid it, not travel on it; to turn myself away from it and go on my way. Good Shepherd, please keep me on the path of the righteous for it is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 4:11-18 (NIV 1984)