Father God, your Word is trustworthy and true. Let me hold to your instruction and not allow myself to be enticed by popularity or greed. Straighten my path. Don’t allow me to turn toward the ways of the wicked who lie in wait for the innocent. May I feel the barbs on your hedge of protection should I even think of straying. Surely, the evil set a trap for themselves. The greed for unjust gain takes away the lives of those who follow its pull. Let my feet run from evil and my heart stay true to your leading. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.” (Proverbs 1:19 ESV)