Psalm 101 (NLT) A psalm of David.
I will sing of your love and justice, Lord.
I will praise you with songs.
I will be careful to live a blameless life–
when will you come to help me?
I will lead a life of integrity
in my own home.
I will refuse to look at
anything vile and vulgar.
I hate all who deal crookedly;
I will have nothing to do with them.
I will reject perverse ideas
and stay away from every evil.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors.
I will not endure conceit and pride.
I will search for faithful people
to be my companions.
Only those who are above reproach
will be allowed to serve me.
I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house,
and liars will not stay in my presence.
My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked
and free the city of the Lord from their grip
Father. I want to serve you to the very best of my abilities, and I realize that I must have your help in everything so that I may be blameless before you.
I want to sing praises to you, God. I want to lift you up, inspired by your perfect justice and your unfathomable wells of love. But I am inadequate without your hand to set me feet upon the rock.
Help me, Father, to have integrity in my home beyond any accusation. Instill in me a deep desire to keep from looking at anything vile or vulgar and to keep myself from perverse ideas. Help me to model my life after your teachings, so that I may be separate from all evil.
Surround me with righteous people. Bring friends to my side who won’t leave me when I need them most. I am sick of arrogance permeating this society. I am sick of liars. Give me discernment in knowing what is truth and what are lies. Help me God.
I have faith in you. I know that you will answer my call, whether it be “yes,” “not now,” or “I have something better in store.” You said I can ask anything in your name. Hear me.