Evening Prayer

Deuteronomy 7:11-13; 1 Kings 8:23

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

I pray that you will carefully follow all of the Lord’s commands, for this is how you know that you truly love for Him. May the Lord your God keep His covenant of love with you. May you be confident that He will love you and increase your numbers, for there is no other god like our God who keeps His covenant of love with those who walk wholeheartedly in His way. I pray that He will bless all that you have in your hands. I pray that you will faithfully follow Jesus and protect your covenant with Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Blessings

“All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will never out.”
~ John 6:37

Now, poor sinner, upon whose head the beams of a fiery law are darting; now, poor sinner, distressed in your mind, guilty in your conscience, plagued with a thousand temptations, beset by innumerable doubts and fears, can you not look up a little out of your gloom and sadness, and see that the eternal God is your refuge? Do you not cleave to him with the utmost of your power, as being beaten out of every other refuge? Have you not taken hold of his strength that you may make peace with him? Are you not looking to him? And does he not say, “Look unto me and be saved, all the ends of the earth?” He bids you look at him as Moses bade the Israelites look to the bronze serpent. Poor sinner, groaning under the weight of your transgression, he bids you look to him. Has the blessed Lord, he into whose lips grace was poured, not said, “Him that comes to me I will never cast out?” Why should you not look? Why should you not come to him? Will he cast you out? Do you not feel the secret drawings of his grace, movements upon your heart which make you come often with strong crying and tears, with groans and sighs, earnest, vehement, and continual supplications? What are these but the inward teachings of God, as our Lord said, “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.”

And do you not know that the Lord himself said, that no man can come to him except the Father who has sent him draws him? These comings, therefore, of your soul in earnest and vehement desire are, according to his own testimony, from the special teachings and gracious drawings of God in you. Having made his dear Son to be the refuge of your soul, he is now drawing you unto him that you may find pardon and peace in him.

But perhaps you will say, “I am so sinful, so guilty, I have been such a sinner, much worse than you can form any conception of; and it is this which sinks me so low.” Are you lower than brother Jonah when he was in the whale’s belly, and, in his own feelings, in the belly of hell? And yet what said he? “Yet will I look again toward your holy temple.” Can you not look again toward the holy temple? Is his mercy clean gone forever? So David felt and feared, but it was not so, for “his mercy endures forever;” and that is a long and strong word. Look and live, look and live!

Let the Whole World Know

Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
~ 1 Chronicles 16:8 [NLT]
Has God brought you out of a time where it appeared you were wandering in the desert?  Then, unknowingly, He provides a beautiful gift which quenches your thirst.  Only God could have created your miracle.  Share with others what He has done for you.  Bring glory to His name.  Shout it out with your heart!

Let The Spirit

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
~ Ephesians 4:23 [NLT]

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in your thoughts, they seem to be cyclical returning to the same point?  Perhaps you are battling anxiety that chokes, or building an argument in your head to justify your anger, or you are stuck in the rut of self-victimization.  Each of these are attitudes do not reflect our identity as a cherished child of God.  He has the power, through the Spirit, to change the way you think and feel.  Call on Him in prayer to renew your mind.