Genesis Thirty-eight


Father God, keep us from spiritually going down into places that You have explicitly told us to stay away from. Help us to see that when we deal in deceit, its effects usually end up multiplying in our own life. We thank You that despite all of this, You are still able to restore hope even in situations that look like they are beyond repair.

Lord Jesus, remind us that You are never fooled when we fake obedience. We are only fooling ourselves. Keep us from shirking our responsibilities especially towards orphans, widows, and strangers; we know that You hold them in special regard. Show us how we can abundantly bless the most unfortunate around us instead of doing the bare minimum. 

Holy Spirit, some parts of Your word are hard to understand and digest. Keep us from bringing our culture, our mindset, and our perspective to judge Your word from our limited vantage point. Give us your perspective instead even when it seems completely foreign to us. Open our spiritual eyes and give us revelation that will change and impact our lives for good. 

Father God, help us to walk by faith and not by sight. Order our steps according to your word as we walk in the spirit, rather than walk  according to the desires of our flesh. May we treasure our identity as Your sons and daughters as being precious; keep us from peddling it for what is temporary and does not satisfy.

Lord Jesus, we confess that we are often quick to assign blame for the consequences of sin in our life on others. Forgive us for refusing to look at the bigger picture even when we know that we are sometimes responsible for messes we find ourselves in. Help us to see that what we might consider a temporary wrongdoing against us might actually be saving generations that come after us. 

Father, Son, and Spirit, keep us committed to Your work regardless of where You place us in life. In all things, You are working for the good of those who love You and whom You call according to Your purpose. We surrender our life to you and sacrifice our right to be right; all our righteousness comes from faith in You. May we be willing to be viewed as unrighteous if it magnifies Your perfect righteousness alone. -Amen! 

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Roshni Di Stefano

Roshni was born in Mumbai, came of age in Montreal, and now lives in Youngstown, Ohio. She works as a physical therapist and likes to write. She also enjoys sipping masala chai or gin and tonic on the porch while trying not to drool excessively over her Canadian-Italian-American husband. In her spare time, she herds two kids.

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