Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life
with bloody men: in whose hands is mischief,
and their right hand is full of bribes.
In what way and why am I vulnerable to misalliances?
Now I am gathered into safety by the loving power of God.
Lord, I admit to my weakness and foolishness in relation to the false promises of sinful people and substances. Please pull me in close to you and cover me today.