Lord God, I bring ______________________ and myself before your throne this day, and pray that you will work in us the same character that we see in David. I ask you to prompt us to inquire constantly of you, to seek your guidance and your will before each decision. Please reveal your will to us in any way you choose - through clear thoughts you bring to our minds, through strong impulses you bring to our hearts, through the counsel of friends, or through a clear word from the Scripture, that we may know what you want us to do. I pray that when we know what you want us to do we will not give in to fear, as David's men nearly did, but be willing to take risks in order to serve you and to serve others. May we not shrink back in fear and apathy from anything you have called us to do. Please protect us as you protected David; even though the enemy of our souls seeks us every day, I pray that you will not give us into his hand. Bring a Jonathan into our lives, a friend who will strengthen our hand in you when we feel weak. May we be a Jonathan to others by strengthening their hand in you. Lord, we see here David's remarkable attitude toward Saul, who was his enemy and was actively seeking his life. Yet he recognized that you had placed him in office, that he was your anointed, and refused to put out his hand against him. I pray that you will transform us so that we will not retaliate against those who mistreat us, that we will not take revenge into our own hands, but instead leave room for your wrath and your justice. Protect us from mistreating those who mistreat us, that there may be no wrong in us, and no sin against them in us. May we trust you to be the judge between us and our enemies, and trust you to avenge us against our enemies. May our faith in you to do this be so strong that our hand will not be against our enemies. May you be judge between us and them. Please give sentence against them, see to it, plead our cause, and deliver us from the hand of those who seek to do us harm. May we repay evil with good, and may you reward us with good for doing what is right in your eyes. This I pray in Jesus' name, amen.