Evening Prayer

EXCEL IN GIVING 
2 Corinthians 8:7-9; Corinthians 9:7

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

I pray that as you excel in faith, speech, knowledge, and in your love for others, may you also excel in the grace of giving. I pray that you will follow example of Christ, who gave all He had – even His life, out of His love for you. Even though He was rich, He became poor for your sake, so that through His poverty you may become rich. Just like Christ, may you excel in giving, and may you give with a cheerful heart.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Partiality

Fear the Lord and judge with integrity, for the Lord our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.

~ 2 Chronicles 19:7 [NLT]

Have you ever found yourself caught between two fighting people?  Each has their side of the story which they think is right but yet you know the truth lies somewhere between the two stories.  Take the road that leads to integrity.  Don’t choose sides but instead find ways to push grace in the conversation. 

Evening Prayer

PROCLAIM HIS GOODNESS 
Psalm 71:14-18

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

I pray that you will praise God more and more with each passing day. May your mouth tell of His righteousness and of His salvation all day long. May you never cease to declare His faithfulness and goodness in your life. I pray that you will proclaim the goodness and kindness He showed you since the days of your youth. I pray that you will continue to declare His praises to the next generation.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

PROMISED INHERITANCE 
Galatians 3:22, 26-27, 29

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

May you understand that you are a child of God through your faith in Christ Jesus, and that when you were baptized into Christ you were clothed with the glory of Christ. Since you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise given to him. May you receive what was promised by God to those who believe in His Son. May you understand your great inheritance as a child of the living God.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Let Me Hear

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you.  Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

~ Psalm 143:8 [NLT]

Sometimes circumstances happen in life that are outside of our control.  We can’t always be in control of test results, promotions, or computer crashes.  It is in these times that we should lean on God to show us the way.  This is the time to earnestly seek His will and being open to fulfilling it.  Trust in Him. 

Evening Prayer

SHARE IN HIS GLORY 
Exodus 9:16; Ephesians 1:18

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

I pray that you may walk in God’s plans for you, so that you may take part in proclaiming His name on all the earth. May the eyes of your heart be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you. May you be so eager to discover God’s call in your life and know that He is raising you up for the purpose of showing you His power and bringing glory to His name. As you fulfill God’s plans for you, may you know that you share in the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Faith’s Checkbook

Lift them up forever.

~ Ps 28:9

God’s people need lifting up. They are very heavy by nature. They have no wings, or, if they have, they are like the dove of old which lay among the pots; and they need divine grace to make them mount on wings covered with silver, and with feathers of yellow gold. By nature sparks fly upward but the sinful souls of men fall downward. O Lord, “lift them up forever!”

David himself said, “Unto You, O God, do I lift up my soul,” and he here feels the necessity that other men’s souls should be lifted up as well as his own. When you ask this blessing for yourself—do not forget to seek it for others also.

There are three ways in which God’s people require to be lifted up.

They require to be elevated in character. Lift them up, O Lord; do not allow Your people to be like the world’s people! The world lies in the wicked one—lift them out of it! The world’s people are looking after silver and gold, seeking their own pleasures, and the gratification of their lusts—but, Lord, lift Your people up above all this; keep them from being “muck-rakers,” as John Bunyan calls the man who was always scraping after gold! Set their hearts upon their risen Lord and the heavenly heritage!

Moreover, believers need to be prospered in conflict. In the battle, if they seem to fall, O Lord, be pleased to give them the victory. If the foot of the foe be upon their necks for a moment, help them to grasp the sword of the Spirit, and eventually to win the battle. Lord, lift up Your children’s spirits in the day of conflict; let them not sit in the dust, mourning forever. Do not allow the adversary to vex them sorely, and make them fret; but if they have been, like Hannah, persecuted, let them sing of the mercy of a delivering God.

We may also ask our Lord to lift them up at the last! Lift them up by taking them home, lift their bodies from the tomb, and raise their souls to Your eternal kingdom in glory!

Daily Blessings

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatever does make manifest is light.” 

~ Eph 5:13

But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,

~ Eph 5:13

Feeling is the first evidence of supernatural life; a feeling compounded of two distinct sensations, one referring to God, and the other referring to self. The same ray of light has manifested two opposite things, “for that which makes manifest is light;” and the sinner sees at one and the same moment God and self, justice and guilt, power and helplessness, a holy law and a broken commandment, eternity and time, the purity of the Creator and the filthiness of the creature. And these things he sees, not merely as declared in the Bible, but as revealed in himself as personal realities, involving all his happiness or all his misery in time and in eternity.

Thus it is with him as though a new existence had been communicated, and as if for the first time he had found there was a God. One ray of supernatural light, penetrating through the veil spread over the heart, has revealed that dreadful secret—a just God, who will by no means clear the guilty. This piercing ray has torn away the bed too short, and stripped off the covering too narrow. A sudden, peculiar conviction has rushed into the soul. One absorbing feeling has seized fast hold of it, and well-near banished every other. “There is a God, and I am a sinner before him,” is written upon the heart by the same divine finger that traced those fatal letters on the palace wall of the king of Babylon, which made the joints of his loins to be loosed, and his knees to smite one against another (Dan. 5:5, 6).

“What shall I do? Where shall I go? What will become of me? Mercy, O God! Mercy, mercy! I am lost, ruined, undone! Fool, madman, wretch, monster that I have been! I have ruined my soul. O my sins, my sins! O eternity, eternity!” Such and similar cries and groans, though differing in depth and intensity, go up out of the new-born soul well-near day and night at the first discovery of God and of itself. These feelings have taken such complete possession of the heart that it can find no rest except in calling upon God. This is the first pushing of the young bud through the bark, the first formation of the green shoot, wrapped up as yet in its leaves, and not opened to view. These are the first pangs and throes of the new birth, before the tidings are brought, “A man-child is born.” “What shall I do to be saved?” cried the jailer. “God be merciful to me a sinner!” exclaimed the tax-collector. “Woe is me, for I am undone!” burst forth from the lips of Isaiah.

Evening Prayer

PERSEVERE IN GOODNESS 
Galatians 6:7-10

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

I pray that you will understand that people reap what they sow. In everything you do, may you sow seeds of love to please the Spirit, and reap eternal harvest. May God give you perseverance so that you will not become weary of doing good. I pray that at the proper time, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up. With each opportunity, I pray that you will do good to all people, especially to your brothers and sisters in Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GOD MEETS NEEDS 
Psalms 37:25; Psalms 55:22; Psalms 144:13-15; Proverbs 10:3

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

May you always trust that God can and will meet your needs, for He never forsakes His righteous ones and His children never go hungry. May you cast your cares to the Lord and He will sustain you. I pray that He will provide all that you need, and that your home will be filled with every kind of provision. May you never be in debt and may your family never be in lack. I pray that you will trust in God to meet all your needs.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.