1 Peter 2:12-17 New International Version (NIV)
12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people,but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
Dear Lord, I will work every day to live a good life and to do good deeds. I know that this glorifies you, Lord. Guide me as I submit daily to authority, as I do good in Jesus’ Name. I will live free as I do good and obey the Lord. Guide me as I show respect to others. I cherish the fear of the Lord. Praise the Lord. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.