December 18
Prayer of the Day
When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.
—Deuteronomy 17:18–20

Lord, You instructed every king of Israel to read Your Word daily so that they would fear You, obey Your laws, and then rule humbly and effectively. I desire to apply this sacred and wise instruction to my life. Help me schedule my days to prioritize my regular time with You. Forgive me when I go through long seasons without seeking You. I yearn for You to grow me into a more godly spouse, parent, child, sibling, and colleague.

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