Evening Prayer

OVERLOOK AN OFFENSE 
Proverbs 17:9; 19:11; Ephesians 4:26-27

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

I pray that you will not take offenses to heart. May you excuse an offense and promote love instead of dwelling on the matter in a way that separates you from your friends. May you never allow grudges and bitterness to rule your mind and your senses. I pray that you will not let the sun go down on your anger so that the devil cannot take a foothold on your emotions or your judgment. I pray that you will have the ability to overlook offenses, which will be to your glory.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Selfish Ambition

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying.
~ James 3:13-14 [NLT]

We all possess some degree of selfishness. The important thing is to acknowledge it and let others know of your intentions. People will be more understanding if you reveal it rather than hide it. If you feel strong enough to mirror God’s ways, change your direction by giving time and money to those less fortunate than yourself. If you don’t feel strong enough, ask God for the strength. 

Evening Prayer

WINNING SPIRIT 
1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 3:14

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

I pray that you will have the spirit of a winner. In everything you do, may you do it with passion and excellence. Just like a runner in a marathon, I pray that you will run the race in such a way as to win the prize. May you not run aimlessly, but press on toward the goal. I pray that you will run to get the crown that will last forever, not a crown that is temporary. May you put all your effort toward the goal for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Pretend to Love

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
~ Romans 12:9

No one likes a fake smile because of the insincerity associated with it. Nor does anyone like false love from a person. Love is such a profound form of affection that it should not be artificial. If you do not have genuine concern for someone then pray for God to soften your heart towards them.

Live Properly

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
~ 1 Peter 2:12

It happens. At one time or another, you get too much change back. It is in these moments where our character gets put to the test. If we live honorably, we don’t have to worry or feel guilty. Even further, we prove to be an exception to the rule for those around us when we do the right thing. We become a walking witness to others through our actions. Who knows, maybe it will even open up opportunity for a powerful conversation. 

Evening Prayer

YOUR DELIVERER AND SHIELD
Exodus 14:14; Psalm 18:1-3, 6

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

I pray that you will recognize that the Lord is your strength. In times of trouble, I pray that you will call on Him, who is worthy of your praise. May He be your rock and fortress, your deliverer and shield. May He be the horn of your salvation and your stronghold. Should the need arise, I pray that you will call on Him to rescue you from powerful enemies. I pray that the Lord will save you from your foes, as you cry out to Him. May you find refuge in the Lord, for He will fight for you – you need only to be still.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING 
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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

I pray that you will be made strong in this season of your life. May you realize that there is a time and season for every activity under heaven. I pray that you will understand that God has a perfect time for every activity under the sun. May you discern the different seasons in your life and not step ahead nor lag behind God’s timing for you. I pray that you will be aware of what God desires for your life at this time. May you embrace this season, and be aware that God is working out His perfect plan for your life.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.