Ecclesiastes 12:13b


Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.


O gracious and loving God, why should I want to keep your commandments? For to my sinful mind they are restrictive and keep me from having “fun” in life. Forgive me for thinking this way. Forgive me for every time I violate your good and perfect will. Remove from my life whatever hinders me from keeping your commandments. Correct me and discipline me when necessary. Help me see that all your commandments are good and wise. May I delight in them, and in response to your love move me to fear you and keep your commandments. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.