Ephesians 5:10-20New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. 11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. 12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. 13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, 14 for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said,
“Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”
Living by the Spirit’s Power
15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Father, May I walk with you and learn what pleases you. May I take no part in evil deeds and darkness. May I live in your light. Your light makes all things visible. I will take care in how I live and make the most of opportunities. Guide me to be thoughtful and understanding in what you want me to do, Father. The infilling of the Holy Spirit guides me and makes my soul sing. Thank you for everything, Lord. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.