Father you bless those who do not walk in the way of the wicked and so we avoid that way.
You bless those who don’t stand with those who revel in sinfulness, and so we strive to be careful about our companions.
You bless those who don’t sit in the seat of those who scoff at the things of God, and so we boast in your righteousness.
We delight in your law our Lord, and we meditate on your commandments day and night.
Therefore you have made us like trees planted by streams of water. You have made us like fruit trees that yield fruit when it is the proper season to do so. And because we trust in you, you make us like trees that do not wither or fade. You make us prosper in all that we do because we love you and pour ourselves out to you and for your glory.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
They are wicked and they do not prosper. Like the wheat chaff the wind drives away the wicked will not stand at your judgment. And sinners will not continue in your congregation.
For you, O Lord, know those who are yours and you observe our comings and our goings. You bless us because our way is according to your holiness. But the lives of the wicked will perish according to what they desire.
We thank you for all of this and bring our praises to you in the Name of our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And Amen.