Evening Prayer

A LISTENING HEART 
Proverbs 19:20; 23:19

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

I pray that you will have a heart that listens closely to advice and accepts instruction. If you do so, in the end you will be wise. May you be open to receive from others, the wisdom that will keep your heart on the right path. Then goodness and righteousness will guard you all the days of your life. God bless you with wisdom through a listening heart.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Jesus Lives

His Sufficiently

In union with Me you are complete. In closeness to Me you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be. 

I know that you often feel incomplete, as if some vital part of you is missing. When this is just a feeling, not a conscious thought, you respond in many unproductive ways: comforting yourself with food, seeking entertainment, searching for yourself in the mirror, and so on. All the while I am with you, patiently waiting for you to remember Me. If you continue to go your own way—seeking satisfaction where there is none—you become increasingly frustrated. Your agitated condition makes it hard for you to turn back to Me, the only One who can complete you. But it is never too late to cry out, “Help me, Jesus!”

When a child of Mine calls out to Me, I never fail to respond. I may not provide instant relief, as if I were a genie, but I go to work immediately, setting in motion the conditions you need. I help you gain awareness of what you have been doing: seeking fulfillment in worldly ways. In response to your neediness, I offer you My glorious riches. When you have settled down enough to think clearly, I invite you to come near Me, where you can find completeness.

As you center your attention on Me—resting in the rarified air of My Presence—I bless you with My Peace. Though you are just a jar of clay, I fill you with My treasure: the Light of the knowledge of My Glory. This divine Light fills you to the brim—making you complete. It also transforms you, bit by bit, into the masterpiece I designed you to be.

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
~ James 1:4 

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
~ Psalm 145:19

Come near to God and he will come near to you.
~ James 4:8

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:6–7