Evening Prayer

IN THE LION’S DEN

[Daniel 6:16-23]

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

I pray that, as you keep your walk blameless, God will rescue you from persecutors who wrongly accuse you. May God shut their mouths, and may they find nothing to accuse you of, because your walk is blameless. I pray that none of their words hurt you, because you are innocent in God’s sight. May you walk away unscathed from accusations and persecution because you trust in God. I pray that God will protect you from your accusers.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Jesus Today

Lay Down Your Problems

LAY DOWN YOUR PROBLEMS LONG ENOUGH TO gaze at Me. Picture yourself standing at the edge of an ocean, on a beach covered with pebbles. The pebbles represent problems—yours, your family's, your friends', the world's. As you pick up these small stones and hold them close to your eyes— examining their details—they obscure your view of the grandeur all around you. Usually, as soon as you put down one pebble-problem, you pick up another. Thus, you fail to enjoy the beauty of My Presence and to receive My help.

The ocean represents Me—endlessly glorious and continually present with you. I am calling you to put down all the pebbles for a time so that you can experience My Presence and receive My unfailing Love. Draw near Me by praying, “I choose You, Jesus. I choose to see You—to find You—in this moment.” Practice doing this until it becomes a habit: a delightful habit that will keep you close to Me on the path of Life.

Holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

[Hebrews 3:1]

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

[Psalm 33:5]

By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

[Hebrews 11:27]

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

[Psalm 16:11]

~ Sarah Young ~

 

Prayer

“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. God gave his approval to people in days of old because of their faith.”

[Hebrews 11:1-2]

Father God,

I walked into this day with high expectations that doors will swing open, a “No” will become “Yes”, and all that I desire, need or want is just a “thank You Jesus” away. If it does not happen today, that is okay, I will look forward to tomorrow.

Amen

 

Jesus Today

I Am Immanuel—God With You

I AM IMMANUEL—GOD WITH YOU—AND I am enough! When things in your life are flowing smoothly, it is easy to trust in My sufficiency. However, when you encounter rough patches—one after another after another— you may sometimes feel that My provision is inadequate. This is when your mind tends to go into high gear: obsessing about ways to make things better. There is nothing wrong with seeking solutions, but problem-solving can turn into an addiction: your mind spinning with so many plans and possibilities that you become confused and exhausted.

To protect yourself from this mental exhaustion, you need to remind yourself that I am with you always, taking care of you. It is possible to rejoice in Me—to proclaim My sufficiency— even during the most difficult times. This is a supernatural work, empowered by My Spirit who lives in you. It is also a decision that you make—day by day and moment by moment. Choose to be joyful in Me, your Savior, for I am indeed enough!

“She will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

[Matthew 1:21–23]

“[Go and make disciples,] teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

[Matthew 28:20]

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

[Habakkuk 3:17–18]

~ Sarah Young ~