New Living Translation
Listening and Doing
26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Dear God this lenten season and forevermore help your people to be quick to listen to your voice and will but slow to be angered by the world. Enable us to be sowers of your KINGDOM seeds so that you may reap the bountiful harvest of many believers of you. Hear our prayer. Amen.