the Precept (Principle)
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
the Promise (from God)
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
our Prayer (to God)
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity.
Take each Precept and Promise and Prayer and pray them back to the Lord as one prayer
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NOTE: This year you are committed to preparing your heart. That will mean you do not let yourself participate in all things.
TURNING THE ABOVE DAY’S VERSES INTO A PRAYER
Lord, You have told us clearly, in Psalm 38:18, that our anxiety may be from sin in our lives. And yet Lord, so often we find fault with other people, and with our circumstances, when all you want us to do is admit our guilt, and turn from our sin. I trust You, Lord, to give me peace, and keep me from wickedness, as I walk according to Your direction…
NOTE: Is there a specific sin that the Lord has just laid on your heart, perhaps something you’ve spoken to someone else? Ask Him to forgive you, and turn from it.