A fixed gaze, not sidetracked: Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:25-27)
Father, we are so easily distracted by the world around us and the pleasures it seems to offer. We get caught up in the pursuit of happiness and forget to keep our eyes on You. That is when we falter, when we stumble, when we stray from the path that You have set before us. Lord, forgive us and help us to fix our eyes upon You. Guard our hearts and guide our steps. Deliver us from the evil one. Let us not be deceived by his lies, but let us hold fast to the truth in Your word and stand firm on Your promise to make a way for us to escape. In Jesus’ precious name, I ask an extra measure of protection for my children. Amen.