PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, our God who never changes, please give us the strength today to persevere. Help us to stand against the worry that presses against us. Show us the way of escape when temptations draw near. And Lord, let our example be a shining light for you among our family and our neighbors. Let them see your strength at work in us, and give us the opportunity to share with them about You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.