Morning Prayer

FULLNESS OF LIFE 
John 3:36; 10:10; 15:4; Romans 8:6; 15:13

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

I pray that you will appreciate the life you have been given in Christ. Since Jesus is your Lord and Savior, may you know that your eternal life with Him has begun with the fullness of life here on earth. I pray that people will be drawn to you because of the joy of having Jesus in you. May you be connected and remain in Him so that you will overflow with hope and gladness. May you continually choose Christ and His Spirit of life and peace. I pray that His presence will always be with you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

“Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 
~ MATTHEW 11:29

Love that Values Every Creature

When Jesus says, “You are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:31 NIV), trust him. He knows. He knows the value of every creature.

When Christ declares, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8 NASB), believe it. After all, “He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2 NASB).

Jesus claims to be not a top theologian, an accomplished theologian, or even the Supreme Theologian, but rather the Only Theologian. “No one really knows the Father except the Son.” He does not say, “No one really knows the Father like the Son” or “in the fashion of the Son.” But rather, “No one really knows the Father except the Son.”

Heaven’s door has one key, and Jesus holds it. . . .

Jesus knows the dimensions of God’s throne room, the fragrance of its incense, the favorite songs of the unceasing choir. He has a unique, one-of-a-kind, unrivaled knowledge of God and wants to share his knowledge with you. “No one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him”

(Matthew 11:27 NLT).

Jesus doesn’t boast in his knowledge; he shares it. He doesn’t gloat; he gives. He doesn’t revel; he reveals. He reveals to us the secrets of eternity. 

And he shares them, not just with the top brass or purebred, but with the hungry and needy. In the very next line, Jesus invites: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls”

(vv. 28–29 NLT).

—3:16: THE NUMBERS OF HOPE                 

Blessed Savior, it is a joy to be reminded of your divine knowledge. No matter what problems are perplexing to us, we can bring them to you for solutions. You have the answers to our questions. We can rest assured that though the future is uncertain to us, it is well known to you. You care for the sparrows and you care even more for us, not just today but every day. Thank you for your love and your faithfulness, amen.

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. . . . 
~ MATTHEW 16:19

Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
~ LUKE 12:24

Morning Prayer

AVOID SIN 
1 Thessalonians 4:2-7

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

I pray that you will heed the instructions given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that you will avoid sin and learn to be holy and honorable, so that you will be sanctified. May you not have passionate lust like those who do not know God. I pray that you will not take advantage of anyone nor do anyone wrong, for God did not call you to be impure, but to live a holy life. I pray that you will not be tempted, but live your life holy unto the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GUARD YOUR THOUGHTS 
Psalm 104:34; Proverbs 15:26; Romans 1:28-29; 8:7

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

I pray that your thoughts will always be pleasing to the Lord. May you detest the thoughts of the wicked, just as the Lord detests them. May you realize that the enemy gains a foothold through your thoughts, so guard your mind always. May you remember that a sinful mind is hostile to God, and does not submit to God’s law. I pray that your mind will be set above earthly things, to what is pure and good and pleasing to the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.