Evening Prayer

BLESSED AS YOU TRUST 
Jeremiah 17:7-8

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

I pray that you shall trust in the Lord at all times, putting your confidence in Him so that you will be blessed. May you be like a tree planted by a stream, that sends its roots out to the water, that does not wither when the heat comes. Just like that tree, may you likewise bloom and prosper where God has planted you. May people realize through you, that a life which trusts in God is abundantly blessed. May you not be overcome by worry during difficult times, but instead bear good fruit no matter what your circumstances are. I pray that God will bless you as you trust in Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Her Heart

but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
~ Luke 2:19 [NLT]

The ability to remember is a beautiful gift when it’s positively embraced. Mary recognized that keeping the Lord’s blessings near to her heart and remembering them produces beautiful memories. These memories are sweet and can carry us forward through difficult times. As this verse says, keep your blessings in your heart and think about them often. 

Like Fire

“Does not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?”
~ Jeremiah 23:29 [NLT]

The Bible is a wonderful tool that we have been blessed with. It is God’s Word and direction to us. It can calm fears and convict heavy hearts. Are you staying tuned into what God has to say to you? Be faithful to the Lord and discover what His word can do in your life. 

Evening Prayer

UNITED WITH THE CHURCH 
John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Philippians 2:1-2

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

I pray that, as you desire to be united with Christ, you may also desire to be united with the members of the church. May you share the same spirit and purpose as your brothers and sisters in Christ. May you contribute to the strengthening of the church by encouraging, edifying, and instructing your brothers and sisters. May you also welcome encouragement, edification and instruction from them. Most of all, may you show you are one with them through your love, for this is how all men will know that you are a true disciple of Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Truth for Today

APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES 

Grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ. 
~ EPHESIANS 4:15

Spiritual growth is simply a matter of applying scriptural principles, but there are many who believe only spiritual giants experience a great increase in faith.

I have read about mystics who knelt and prayed for eight to ten hours, wearing holes in the wood floors. I have read about Robert Murray McCheyne, who would soil the pages of his Bible and the wood of his pulpit with great floods of tears. And I have read Power Through Prayer by E. M. Bounds, who spent countless hours in prayer. As I learned about these people, all I could think of was that I could never reach that level. But God uses each of us in different ways.

Spiritual growth is not some mystical achievement for a select few on a higher spiritual plane. Rather, it is simply a matter of glorifying God by confessing sin, trusting Him, bearing fruit, praising Him, obeying and proclaiming His Word, praying, and leading others to Christ. Those are the qualities every Christian needs in order to mature. When you focus on them, the Spirit of God will change you into the image of Christ, from one level of glory to the next.

Evening Prayer

HONOR YOUR PARENTS 
Exodus 20:12; Proverbs 23:24-25

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

I pray that you will always honor your father and your mother, so that your life may be long and blessed. May you forgive them for their shortcomings, and remember their love and care for you. Being a person of wisdom, may you bring joy to your father. May you fill your life with love and peace, so you will not bring grief to your mother. I pray that you will listen to your father and be kind to your mother, just as you would honor and respect our Heavenly Father.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION  
1 Corinthians 10:12-13

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

I pray that you will always stand firm against temptation and be careful that you will not fall into the enemy’s traps. May you remember that no temptation has seized you which has not been experienced by man, for God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. I pray that when you are tempted by the devil, God will provide a way out. I pray that you will have the strength to withstand the temptation, and take the way out that God provides. May you always have victory over sin and temptation.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.