Evening Prayer

FOLLOWING GODLY PEOPLE 
1 Corinthians 11:1
In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You

I pray that you will follow the example of godly people around you, even as they follow Christ. May you imitate their faith in the Lord, while you watch them closely. I pray that as you do this, others may see you grow from glory to glory. May God give you the grace to listen and learn from these people, so that you will bear much fruit. I pray that you will learn to be a good disciple.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Tainted Wealth

Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
~ Proverbs 10:2 [NLT]

Wealth can be alluring and without integrity our priorities can get out of order.  When we place God above everything else, we desire to live right.  However, if we lose sight of God and begin to focus on securing wealth, compromises are sure to happen.    We begin to sacrifice living with a free conscience for wealth at any cost.  Are there some changes in your life you could make towards living right? 

Obeying God’s Laws

LORD, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.
~ Isaiah 26:8

Obeying God’s laws will not save us or gain the favor of God.  Rather, we can demonstrate our trust in God by following His ways.  The important word is trust.  In all relationships, trust is an essential part of relationship.  It is trusting in Him that leads to everlasting life.  Following God’s ways is not a requirement, but instead a natural response to His faithful love for us.  What is your heart’s desire?

Evening Prayer

ASSURANCE OF CHRIST’S SALVATION 
Ephesians 1:17; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 1:13

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

I pray that you will have the assurance of your salvation, knowing full well that it is only through Christ that you might have eternal life. May this truth come alive in your heart and cause you to give your life to Him. May you give thanks to the Lord for the gift of eternal life which He has freely given to you. May God give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that as you experience this life with Him, you will know Him better. May your relationship with God continue to flourish.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

STANDING UP FOR GOD  
Daniel 3:28, 29; 1 Corinthians 10:13

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

I pray that you will have the faith, courage, and conviction to stand up for righteousness. If others entice you to sin or to do anything that will displease the Lord, may you defy their evil designs. If your convictions are put to the test, I pray that you will be strengthened with His grace so you can stand firm for what you believe in. I pray that the angels will rescue you from all difficulties, for the Lord will not allow you to be tested beyond what you can bear. I pray that God will sustain you as you stand up for Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

SPEAKING THE TRUTH  
Proverbs 12:17,19,22; Proverbs 14:25; Ephesians 6:14

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

May you always be a truthful witness who gives honest testimonies. May you always stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, for the Lord detests lying lips, but delights in those who are truthful. May you always remember that truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. I pray that as you speak the truth in love to others, the truth of God’s Word will save lives and set them free. I pray that you will always please the Lord by speaking only the truth.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Wisdom

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
~ Rom 5:10

What a fearful spot it is to be in—to feel and fear oneself an enemy to God! I think it is one of the most painful feelings that ever passed through my breast, to fear I was an enemy to God. For what must be the consequence, if a man lives and dies having God for his enemy? In that warfare he must perish. If God be his enemy, who can be his friend? Such sensations in the bosom are well-near akin to despair. Let a man fully feel that he is God’s enemy, where can he hide his head? Hell itself seems to afford him no refuge. But he must be exercised with something of this before he can prize reconciliation. He must see himself to be an enemy of God by birth—that he was born in what our Reformers called “birth sin;” and that his carnal mind is enmity against God. O the painful sensations of the carnal mind being enmity against God! It is bad enough to be God’s enemy; but that every fiber of our nature should be steeped in enmity against God, that holy and blessed Being to whom we owe so much, and to whom we desire to owe everything; that our carnal heart in all its constitution, in its very blood, should be one unmitigated mass of enmity to God, O it is a dreadful thought! If you are made to experience that enmity in your bosom, and to feel more or less of its upheavings and risings—that will cut to pieces all the sinews of creature righteousness; that will mar all your loveliness, and turn it into corruption.

Now, when a man is thus exercised, it will make him look out, if he has any root of spiritual feeling, for a remedy. God has provided such in the sacrifice of his dear Son, in the blood of the Lamb; in the sufferings, obedience, death, and resurrection of the blessed Jesus. Now when this is opened up in our soul by the Spirit of God; when faith is given to receive it; when the Holy Spirit applies it; when it is received into the heart (for the Apostle says, “We have received the atonement”), then a felt reconciliation takes place; we are then reconciled to God; love takes the place of enmity, praise of sighing, and blessing his name instead of writing bitter things against ourselves.

Evening Prayer

HIS GUIDANCE PROTECTS  
Joshua 24:17; Psalms 23:4; Psalms 48:14

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

I pray that you will always walk by God’s guidance, especially in difficult circumstances. May you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, with no fear of evil. May God’s rod and His staff guide you so you may find security and comfort in His direction. May He protect you and keep you safe, so that you will not be lost. I pray that you will always ask for His leading because our Lord promises to be your guide even to the end.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

TREASURES IN HEAVEN  
Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:2

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

I pray that your mind will be set on things above, and not on earthly things. I pray that you will not store up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. May you do the will of God, and in so doing, store up for yourself treasures in heaven where they cannot be stolen or destroyed. I pray that when earthly riches are offered to you, they will not take the place of doing God’s will. Realize that where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. May your heart and treasure be in the eternal glory of our Father in Heaven.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.