Evening Prayer

I pray that God will give you wisdom to raise your children properly. May you understand the importance of discipline and the necessity of applying it consistently. May you never be a willing party to your children's ruin by withholding discipline. I pray that you will not exasperate your children, but instead build a loving relationship with them. May you spend quality time with them and assure them of your love daily. May your children's lives be blessed as you raise them up according to God's Word.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Evening Devotional

Knit Together

I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.

[Colossians 2:2]

Everyone has a magnetic response to strong ties of love. As a matter of fact, we knit ourselves together and not just romantically. People seek out community in order to find these strong ties that are based in love. In community we are able to find love, acceptance, and encouragement. Are you building a community that demonstrates the love of Christ?

Evening Prayer

I pray that you shall trust in the Lord at all times, putting your confidence in Him so that you will be blessed. May you be like a tree planted by a stream, that sends its roots out to the water, that does not wither when the heat comes. Just like that tree, may you likewise bloom and prosper where God has planted you. May people realize through you, that a life which trusts in God is abundantly blessed. May you not be overcome by worry during difficult times, but instead bear good fruit no matter what your circumstances are. I pray that God will bless you as you trust in Him.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Strength Today

Trust in the Lord and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! [Ps 37:3]

Build a little fence of trust

Around to-day;

Fill the space with loving work,

And therein stay;

Look not through the sheltering bars

Upon to-morrow,

God will help thee bear what comes,

Of joy or sorrow.

[MARY FRANVES BUTTS]

Let us bow our souls and say, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord!” Let us lift up our hearts and ask, “Lord, what wouldst thou have me to do?” Then light from the opened heaven shall stream on our daily task, revealing the grains of gold, where yesterday all seemed dust; a hand shall sustain us and our daily burden, so that, smiling at yesterday’s fears, we shall say, “This is easy, this is light;” every “lion in the way,” as we come up to it, shall be seen chained, and leave open the gates of the Palace Beautiful; and to us, even to us, feeble and fluctuating as we are, ministries shall be assigned, and through our hands blessings shall be conveyed in which the spirits of just men made perfect might delight.

[ELIZABETH CHARLES]