Evening Prayer

Matthew 6:8; John 15:7; Hebrews 11:6

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

I pray that you will remain in Him, and that His words will remain in you, so that whatever you ask shall be given to you. May you always be in faith and in joyful expectation of the things that you have asked God for. I pray that you will continue to have faith in Him, for God knows your needs even before you ask. May He reward you as you believe that He exists and earnestly seek Him. I pray that you will realize that God is never moved by needs, He is moved by faith.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Often Refreshed

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

~ Philemon 1:7 [NLT]

When friends get together each encounter promises to hold a time of connection.  Sometimes we need to vent and release emotions but if we aren’t careful we can leave them feeling burdened and drained.  When you connect with your friends, do they walk away refreshed and thankful for your love?  What act of kindness could you do for a friend today to lift them up?

Crown of Life

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

~ James 1:12 [NLT]

When trials enter our lives, be encouraged, that these moments are a temporary test.  God promises that though we face hard times in this life, His loved ones will receive the crown of life.  It is a blessing when God meets us in difficulty, grows our character, and lets us know He is faithful in every situation.

Good Works

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

~ Ephesians 2:10 [NLT]

You are God’s masterpiece.  Through you, He shows kindness and mercy to this world.  Don’t underestimate how valuable you are.  You are God’s loved one, prized creation and He has good works for you to do.

Evening Prayer

1 Timothy 6:17-19

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

I pray that you will not put your hope in wealth, which is fleeting. But instead, may you place your hope in God, who will provide you with everything you need. May you be rich in good deeds and always willing to share what you have. May you believe that in this way, you will lay up for yourself treasure in heaven as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that you may take hold of the full life Christ offers.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

Genesis 1:26; Psalm 127:1; Ephesians 6:4

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

Praise God for the gift of children! Truly, the fruit of the womb is a reward from Him. I pray that you will be thankful for the challenge and the joy that comes with co-building a home with the Lord. May our Father in Heaven be your model in parenting. I pray that God’s strong presence will fill you with love and joy so that you may be responsible and self-sacrificing. May He guide you in nurturing your children in His way, not exasperating them but bringing them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Speed Bumps

Singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.

~ Psalm 26:7 [NLT]

You know those pesky speed bumps?  While they can be annoying, they force us to be cautionary and become aware of our surroundings.  Don’t let your days be like driving on freeways, fast and thoughtless.  The next time you go over a speed bump, soak in your surroundings and find one thing that you can appreciate for the day.

Evening Prayer

Matthew 8:23-27

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

I pray that you will have complete faith and trust in Jesus. Have faith in Him, for all things in heaven and on earth are under His authority. I pray that even the strongest winds and the most treacherous waves that come your way will be calmed by His command, for He has the power to take control over your most difficult circumstances. I pray that you will realize that no trial or difficulty is beyond His control, and that He will never allow the wind and waves to sweep over you. May you surrender your circumstance today to Christ’s supreme authority.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Last Forever

Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. Your unfailing love will last forever!

~ Psalm 89:1 [NLT]

Upon what conditions do you give your love?  Or is love a condition of good behavior?  When someone we love does things or makes decisions that we disagree with, that’s not the time to use our love as a tool for manipulation.  Unconditional love is pure and everlasting regardless of behavior.  Is there anyone who doesn’t deserve your unconditional love?  That’s exactly the person you should focus on loving.