Lord God, Give Me The Will To Hold To The Truth…

From the public domain version of Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz, entry dated Feburary 10. Daily Prayer Guide can be accessed here.

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
– Prov 12:19

Never let the most well-intended falsehood escape your lips; for Heaven, which is entirely Truth, will make the seed which you have sown of untruth to yield miseries a thousandfold.
– Charles Lamb.

We cannot command veracity at will; the power of seeing and reporting truly is a form of health that has to be distinctly guarded, and as an ancient rabbi has solemnly said, “The penalty of untruth is untruth.”
– George Eliot.

The bat hangs upside down and laughs at a topsy-turvy world.
– Unknown.


Lord God, give me the will to hold to the truth and the strength to help keep the world true; and may I help others to look up and catch the truth from the purest light.


[In The Name That Is The Truth, Jesus Christ,] Amen.