Evening Prayer

PLEASING WORDS 

Psalms 19:14; 51:15; Proverbs 4:24; 8:8; 10:11

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Tonight 

I pray that when you open your mouth, it will only speak words that are pleasing to the Lord. May you avoid perversity and corrupt talk, not engaging in slander or gossip. May all the words of your mouth be noble, just and true. With your words, I pray that you will be an instrument of peace and unity to the people around you. I pray that you will not be like the wicked, whose words bring violence and discord. May your words bring hope, not discouragement; joy, not sorrow. I pray that your pleasing words will bring life and healing to everyone around you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Treasure

Sanctification by the Spirit

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus.

~1 Pet 1:2

Can aught beneath a power divine

The stubborn will subdue?

’Tis thine, eternal Spirit, thine,

To form our hearts anew,

’Tis thine the passions to recall,

And upwards bid them rise;

And make the scales of error fall

From reason’s darkened eyes.

Eternal Perspectives

Scripture teaches that, upon death, the soul leaves the body and goes into the spirit world to await the resurrection. In his parable concerning the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus describes the horrors of judgment in the afterlife, rather than the horrors of karmic debt in another life. . . . In sharp contrast to a world-view in which humanity perfects itself through an endless cycle of birth and rebirth, the Christian world-view maintains that we are vicariously perfected by the righteousness of Christ. Thus, salvation is not based on what we do, but rather on what Christ has done.

Hank Hanegraaff, [Resurrection]

Jesus Always

You are ready for anything and equal to anything through your living relationship with Me. Rest in My Presence while I infuse inner strength into you. Because you are a child of the King of kings, you are capable of so much more than you realize. To benefit fully from your privileged position, however, you need to spend ample time with Me. As you relax in My Presence—delighting in Me and opening your heart to Me—I fill you with inner strength. This time spent together is not only pleasurable, it is empowering.

When there is much to do, it’s tempting to rush through your time with Me and dive into the activities of the day. But just as eating a healthy breakfast helps you function at your best, so does feeding your soul a healthy diet of Me. Bask in My Word, asking My Spirit to make it come alive to you. Savor these words of Life! Your living relationship with Me helps you approach each new day with confidence—ready for anything that comes your way.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

—Philippians 4:13

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

—Psalm 37:4

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

—Psalm 5:3