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Evening Prayer

Lord, lead me in your righteousness because of those who wait to ambush me, remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!
Ps 5:8 NET

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
A pleasant road;
I do not ask that thou would’st take from me
Aught of its load.

For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead:
Lead me aright—
Though strength should falter, and though heart should bleed—
Through peace to light.
— Adelaide A. Procter

O, why and whither?—God knows all,
I only know that he is good,
And that whatever may befall
Or here or there, must be the best that could.
— John G. Whittier

Prayer

Loving Father,

May I never fail to ask for thy guidance, for thou hast promised to lead me to the cool springs while I pass through the desert places. Help me to put myself in thy keeping and say, “Thy will be done.”

Amen.

 

Evening Devotional

“The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
1Jn 1:7

“Cleanseth,” says the text-not “shall cleanse.” There are multitudes who think that as a dying hope they may look forward to pardon. Oh! how infinitely better to have cleansing now than to depend on the bare possibility of forgiveness when I come to die. Some imagine that a sense of pardon is an attainment only obtainable after many years of Christian experience. But forgiveness of sin is a present thing-a privilege for this day, a joy for this very hour. The moment a sinner trusts Jesus he is fully forgiven. The text, being written in the present tense, also indicates continuance; it was “cleanseth” yesterday, it is “cleanseth” to-day, it will be “cleanseth” tomorrow: it will be always so with you, Christian, until you cross the river; every hour you may come to this fountain, for it cleanseth still. Notice, likewise, the completeness of the cleansing, “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”-not only from sin, but “from all sin.” Reader, I cannot tell you the exceeding sweetness of this word, but I pray God the Holy Ghost to give you a taste of it. Manifold are our sins against God. Whether the bill be little or great, the same receipt can discharge one as the other. The blood of Jesus Christ is as blessed and divine a payment for the transgressions of blaspheming Peter as for the shortcomings of loving John; our iniquity is gone, all gone at once, and all gone for ever. Blessed completeness! What a sweet theme to dwell upon as one gives himself to sleep.

“Sins against a holy God;
Sins against his righteous laws;
Sins against his love, his blood;
Sins against his name and cause;
Sins immense as is the sea-
From them all he cleanseth me.”

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

 
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Daily Light

Evening

Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
1 Thess 5:25 NET

Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him … And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up … and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.—With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints.

I continually remember you [in my prayers].—He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Jas 5:14-18, Eph 6:18, Rom 1:9, Col 4:12

 
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Evening Bible Verse

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Dear Jesus

When you seek Me instead of the world’s idols, you experience My Joy and Peace. These intangibles slake the thirst of your soul, providing deep satisfaction.

Dear Jesus,

My soul is often thirsty, even though I may not realize it at the time. I may think I’m just tired or bored or stressed out. So I start looking around in the visible world: searching for satisfaction, or at least some distraction. All the while, You are with me—invisible, yet infinitely Real. My soul thirsts for You, Jesus!

Beloved, the world offers more distractions than you could ever fit into one lifespan. They may provide some relief for a while, but your thirst for Me remains unquenched. When you realize that your deepest desire is for Me, you are well on the way to finding satisfaction. A s you go along this path of Life, you will encounter companions I have chosen for you—Joy and Peace. Though they are intangible, their company is quite beneficial: They can relieve the thirst of your soul.

Joy is radiantly lovely. Her contagious laughter lifts you up and lightens your mood. Peace is quieter than Joy but equally attractive. Her serenity calms you, as you feel fully understood yet totally accepted. The longer you walk with these delightful companions, the better your journey will be. Moreover, Joy and Peace enhance your awareness of Me—the One who ultimately satisfies your soul-thirst.

I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Psalm 143:6

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
Psalm 42:1–2

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16:11

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.…
Colossians 3:15

~ Sarah Young ~

 
 
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