Lord God, I am accountable to a holy and mighty God. You are the head of all rule. There is no greater authority than yours. Increase my discernment and wisdom to avoid deceit. Guide my decisions, words and actions in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.” (Colossians 2:8-10 ESV)