Evening Prayer

EXAMPLE OF SERVITUDE
Deuteronomy 10:12; Matthew 20:26-28; Philippians 2:7

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

I pray that you will serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. May you follow Jesus, our greatest example of servitude. I pray that you will also desire to be great by living like a servant, by becoming His slave. May His Spirit help you to be a leader in the way that He was. Understand that Jesus Himself took the very nature of a servant – He came to serve, laying down His life as a ransom for many. I pray that you will imitate His example, being grateful of what He has done for you. I pray that you can teach, lead and serve others in the same way.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GOD’S HEIRS
Galatians 4:3-7

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

I pray you will understand that you are a child of God. May you know that He redeemed you and adopted you into His kingdom. I pray that the Spirit of His Son be in your heart, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father”. May you realize that He has given you the full rights as a child of His, so you are no longer a slave to this world. I pray that you will call on your Heavenly Father with confidence, knowing that you are God’s heir to the fullness of all His blessings.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Word of God

A Forgiving Spirit

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.~ Matt 6:11

The first part of this petition is not so hard to say. Most people are willing to confess, at least in a general way, that they are debtors to God, that they have sinned. But the second part is harder to repeat. When some one has done us an injury, and we are feeling hard over it, it is not so easy to ask God to forgive us as we forgive. Perhaps we do not forgive at all, but keep the bitter feeling in our heart against our brother. What is it, then, that we ask God to do for us when we pray, “Forgive us as we forgive”? God has linked blessing and duty together in this petition. If we will not forgive those who have wronged us, it is evident that we have not the spirit of penitence to which God grants remission of sins. If we would enjoy the sweet peace of God in our own breasts, we must keep our minds free from all bitterness and anger and all feelings of unforgiveness.

Forgive us, Lord, because we have forgiven,
Not as we have forgiven, is our prayer,
Earth is so lower far that highest heaven,
Man is not even as the angels are,
And thou to angels art as sun to star;
Measure thy pity not in our poor scale,
But in thine own which weighs eternities.
We do our little part, we strive, we fail,
Our wine of charity has bitter lees;
Our best unselfishness seeks self to please;
Our purest gold with base alloy is dim;
Our fairest fruit hangs tainted on the tree;
Our sweetest songs heard by the seraphim
Would all discordant and unlovely be,
Save for the charity they learn from thee.
But thou canst pour forgiveness with a word,
O‘er countless worlds an all-embracing ray,
Beyond our hopes, our best deserving, Lord,
Forgive us, then, and we in our poor way
Shall catch thy higher meaning as we pray.

Evening Prayer

BUILD UP DISCIPLES 
Psalm 92:12-14; John 15:5, 8

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

I pray that all the days of your life, you will lead people to Christ and help them grow to become witnesses of His glory. I pray that God will give you the wisdom and grace to make disciples. I pray that you will acknowledge that God is the vine that provides you with the spiritual nourishment needed to build them up. May you remain in Him, then, to bear much fruit; remember that apart from Him you can do nothing. May you be planted in the house of the Lord, so that you may flourish and bear fruit that will last.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GUARDED BY PEACE 
Numbers 6:26; Proverbs 16:7; Philippians 4:7

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

I pray that you will be filled with the peace of God. May His peace be lodged deeply in your heart, allowing you to stand firm and unshaken in the midst of any trial. May the Holy Spirit restore peace in your family or in any broken relationship. May He calm your mind when you become anxious about your finances and provisions. I pray that your spirit will not be troubled by the things of this world. Keep your ways pleasing to the Lord, so that you will be surrounded by peace. No matter what you face, may the peace of God, that transcends all understanding, guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.