Lord Jesus, We read in this section of your betrayal at the hands of Judas. Judas walked with you, prayed with you, listened to you teach, and yet somehow still opened his heart to the forces of evil. I pray that ______________________ and I will keep constant watch over our souls that we may never allow Satan any foothold in our lives. Especially protect us from betraying any of your purposes through greed. Lord, we see how the divine purposes of your Father were being worked out even through Judas' betrayal. Although Satan had entered his heart, his actions simply played into your Father's plan for you to be offered as the Passover Lamb for our sins. We ourselves at one time or another may be betrayed by someone close to us, someone who has been in our inner circle, someone we trusted and treated as a friend. I pray that you will enable us to see that your sovereign plan for our lives cannot be thwarted even by the most stunning betrayal. May we see how, in time, you use even the traitorous actions of others to advance your kingdom through us. This I pray in your name, amen.