The gate is wide that leads to destruction. Father God, give us the wisdom to know the gates we open. Even for those of us who have gone the narrow way and follow Jesus, keep us from passing through the gates that move us away from you. Keep us climbing the hard path that leads to life and communication directly with you. Let us always see Jesus before us, and throw up the red flags when we veer off the narrow way. Keep your hedge of protection tightly wrapped around us. Give us a thorny nudge back to the right path when we stray, for we sin against your holiness even though that is not our plan, nor wish. Keep us moving toward Jesus, walking in the way toward the truth and the life you want us to live. Show us to thrive in victory, giving full control to your Holy Spirit. Father, forgive our wanderings that offend our Holy God. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, who walked this earth blamelessly, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Matthew 7:13-14 ESV)