O that you would kill the wicked, O God, and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—
those who speak of you maliciously, and lift themselves up against you for evil!
Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
(Psalm 139:19-24, NRSV)
Lord, you know me inside and out and have formed me to be your child.
Purge all wickedness and evil from my life and lead me in the way you have for me.
Lead me in the way everlasting.
Help me to follow you.