Our Father, we pray that you would help us in these days of darkness, when men and women have turned away from your ways and have embraced destructive ways of living. We pray for our children and young people that they will hear the truth, that they will know the truth and that they will be set free to live lives that honour their creator. May we play our part in teaching our children right from wrong, and in so doing may we protect them from the devastation that comes from the philosophies of man.  We pray that you would help us each day to live for you, help us in whatever we do, help us to be ambassadors for you and may our lives enhance your reputation. Please help us as we come to the end of another week, may we be encouraged as we meet on Sunday and we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.