Evening Prayer

WAITING IN HOPE 
Lamentations 3:25; Romans 8:25; Hebrews 6:11, 19; Hebrews 10:23

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

I pray that you will always trust in the Lord. May you realize how good God is to those whose faith is in Him. May your soul be anchored on a hope that is firm and secure. I pray that you will show diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. May you patiently wait with hope for what you do not yet have. May you hold unswervingly to the hope you profess, for He who promised is faithful.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Valuable

And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

~ Luke 12:7 [NLT]

The language of this verse is so intimate. It reminds us that our Creator God made us with care and knows us well! We don’t have to be afraid because we can trust our future to a God that knows our thoughts, needs, desires, and more. You are so very valuable to God.

Mornings With God

Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

~ Acts 13:2

The live church is always a missionary church. It is not content to have the gospel only for itself, but wants others to have it, too. The church at Antioch was prosperous.

The people showed their love for Christ by sending money to Christians in Palestine who were suffering from famine. They showed it further by sending missionaries. Barnabas and Saul were chosen for this mission. The Spirit named the missionaries, and then the church ordained them and sent them out.

We have in this chapter a sad story of a young missionary helper who belonged to the party sent out from Antioch. For a time he was faithful, while there was no danger and while they were in a civilized country. But when they passed over into a wild region, among rough people, John Mark left the missionaries and returned home.

We should never abandon any work we begin for our Master. When it begins to cost, we should begin to rejoice.

Daily Quiet Time

David enquired of the Lord.

~ 2 Sam 5:19

Christian, if thou wouldst know the path of duty, take God for thy compass; if thou wouldst steer thy ship through the dark billows, put the tiller into the hand of the Almighty. Many a rock might be escaped if we would let our Father take the helm; many a shoal or quicksand we might well avoid if we would leave it to His sovereign will to choose and to command. The Puritan said, “As sure as ever a Christian carves for himself he’ll cut his own fingers.” “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go,” is God’s promise to His people. Let us, then, take all our perplexities to Him and say, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” Leave not thy chamber this morning without enquiring of the Lord.

~ Spurgeon

Evening Prayer

DISCERN FALSE TEACHING 
2 Corinthians 11:3-4

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

May God always protect your mind and bless you with discernment. I pray that you will be able to recognize any deception of the enemy, so you will not be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. May you have the ability to see through any preaching that is not according to what Christ taught. May you recognize the gospels that are different from the one you accepted. I pray that you will not put up easily with false teachings, but that you will be single-minded in your devotion to Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

He Listens

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

~ Jeremiah 29:11 [NLT]

Do you ever wonder if God hears your prayers? Sometimes in our loud lives can make it difficult to hear the voice of God. We can get so busy, we forget to stop and take notice when God actually provides for us. God’s word reminds us that when we pray, He will listen! Bring your worries, cares and joys to Him. He promises to listen.

Daily Comfort

David said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say?”

~ 1 Sam 24:9

There was someone who in the dark, was stabbing David’s name. It is probable that Saul was made to believe that David was his bitter foe, and was plotting all manner of evil against him. There are people in every community who are slanderers. They go to this one and that one, and drop dark insinuations about some other person, whose shoe’s latchet they are not worthy to unloose. They come to one of two friends, and let fall some hint only that the other is not faithful as a friend, perhaps relating something in a perverted way, so as to leave an impression of faithlessness. “A whisper separates chief friends.” The ruin wrought by the slanderer in this world, cannot be computed, characters blackened, friendships broken up, jealousies aroused, homes destroyed, hearts broken. Slanderous words have measureless power for evil.