Evening Prayer

SEEK FORGIVENESS 
2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 86:5; Romans 8:1

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

I pray that if you sin against God you will be quick to humble yourself and seek forgiveness. May you not hide your sin from the Lord or fear condemnation, for there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I pray that you will receive God’s forgiveness and renew your determination to turn from all wicked ways. May you know that God is forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call on Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Light

Jesus saith unto her, Mary.

– John 20:16

Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by name: Thou art mine. The sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name. And the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. We have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God.

Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a memorial. And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment. And thou shalt set in it four rows of stones. And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, … and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart when he goeth in before the Lord.

Isa 43:1, John 10:3-4, Isa 49:16, 2 Tim 2:19, Heb 4:14, Exod 28:9, Exod 28:12, Exod 28:15, Exod 28:17, Exod 28:21, Exod 28:30

Eternal Perspectives

All the misunderstandings, hasty judgments, disappointments, resentments and hurts of the past that can happen in even the best of relationships, will be forgiven and forgotten. There will only be unconditional love and ecstatic joy at seeing each other again.

Records, detailed records, are kept in heaven on every person and family. You will be able to accurately trace your ancestry back to Noah and Adam. More than this, you will have the opportunity to meet and spend time with your ancestors that made it into heaven. What a fascinating experience to hear and see firsthand how God has worked down through the generations to you!

~ Larry Dick, [A Taste of Heaven]

Evening Prayer

ENDURANCE WITH A PURPOSE 
2 Timothy 3:10-14

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

I pray that you will have the endurance to withstand the persecution inevitable in a godly life in Christ. Remember that the Lord will give you the grace and strength to carry on. I pray that you will persevere and not be shaken – persecutors will go on deceiving and being deceived. I pray that you will finish the race and achieve the purposes of God in your life. May God grant you endurance this day.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Live Loved

God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives.
~ ROMANS 2:4

In the Image of Christ

Here’s God’s agenda for your day: to make you more like Jesus. “God…decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son” 

Do you see what God is doing? Shaping you “along the same lines as the life of his Son.”

Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt. 
Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to do away with yours. 
Jesus faced fears with courage; God wants you to do the same. 
Jesus knew the difference between right and wrong; God wants us to know the same. Jesus served others and gave his life for the lost; we can do likewise. 
Jesus dealt with anxiety about death; you can too. God’s desire, his plan, his ultimate goal is to make you into the image of Christ.

—EVERY DAY DESERVES A CHANCE 

Heavenly Father, thank you for shaping our lives to be like your Son, Jesus. May we become more like him each minute and hour of the day. As he had no bad habits, Father, do away with ours. As he served others, may we do the same. He faced fears with courage, and this is what we long to do. Weave the threads of our lives, Father, in such a way that the final tapestry will show the true image of Christ, amen.

We ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
~ JOHN 4:42

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
~ PHILIPPIANS 2:8

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.
~ EPHESIANS 2:10