Evening Prayer

PLEASING WORDS 

Psalms 19:14; 51:15; Proverbs 4:24; 8:8; 10:11

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

I pray that when you open your mouth, it will only speak words that are pleasing to the Lord. May you avoid perversity and corrupt talk, not engaging in slander or gossip. May all the words of your mouth be noble, just and true. With your words, I pray that you will be an instrument of peace and unity to the people around you. I pray that you will not be like the wicked, whose words bring violence and discord. May your words bring hope, not discouragement; joy, not sorrow. I pray that your pleasing words will bring life and healing to everyone around you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

BELIEVING HIS WILL
Mark 11:24; 1 John 5:15

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

Believe that when you pray in faith and in accordance with the Father’s will, anything you ask will be given to you. I pray that God’s purposes in your life will prevail, so may you commit your plans to Him. May you continue to ask from Him, and have an expectant heart. May you believe that when you pray for provisions they will come; when you pray for salvation and healing they will happen. I pray that you will have faith in His Word to believe that what He says, He fulfills.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

LOVE OF MONEY 
Mark 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:9-10

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

I pray that you will be free from the love of money that plunges people into ruin and destruction. May you realize the deceptive lure of wealth. I pray that you will not eagerly desire wealth, for such a desire will choke God’s Word, causing you to be unfruitful. I pray that God will bless you with wealth so that you can be a channel of blessing to others. I pray that you will be free from the love of money, so that you may live a truly rich life in Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Dear Jesus

Instead of single-mindedly pursuing a goal, talk with Me about it. Let the Light of My Presence shine on this pursuit, so you can see it from My perspective.

Dear Jesus,

Pursuing goals comes almost as naturally to me as breathing. When a goal grabs my attention, my instinct is to go for it, without really thinking it through. I may invest a lot of time and energy in something, only to realize later that it was the wrong pursuit. When I take the time to first discuss matters with You, my life is much more satisfying.

Beloved, there are many benefits to talking with Me—before, during, and after pursuing a goal. The Light of My Presence illuminates your pursuit, so you can see it more clearly. As you talk it over with Me, you gain a new perspective on the endeavor. The most important change in your perspective is a growing desire to please Me. This desire produces benefits far beyond the task at hand: It deepens your relationship with Me.

If you discern that your goal accords with My will, then you can pursue it confidently. As you work collaboratively with Me, continue to communicate about what you are doing. When the goal has been reached, thank Me for My help and guidance. Rejoice in what we have accomplished together!

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

~ Psalm 89:15–16

There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.

~ Proverbs 19:21

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. 

~ Psalm 37:5 

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 

~Philippians 4:13

Prayer Guide

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God! 

— Ps 42:1 NET

Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun;
Both speed them to their source;
So a soul that’s born of God,
Pants to view his glorious face,
Upward tends to his abode,
To rest in his embrace.
— Robert Seagrave

 

As the bird trims her to the gale
I trim myself to the storm of time;
I man the rudder, reef the sail,
Obey the voice at eve obeyed at prime;
Lowly faithful, banish fear,
The port well worth the cruise is near
And every wave is charmed.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

My Father, I pray that if I meet with difficulty, I may not go backward, nor stand still, and fear to go forward. Unfold to me the depth and breadth of the ideal and beautiful, that I may not be content to succeed in the shallowness of life: but may I aspire to the height of the soul, even if I fail to acquire great things. Amen.

Evening Prayer

GOD DISCIPLINES YOU 
Hebrews 12:5-11; Revelations 3:19

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

I pray that when God disciplines you in certain areas of your life, you will embrace it, for no discipline seems pleasant at the time. But may you realize that discipline produces righteousness and peace. I pray that you will not make light of the Lord’s discipline nor lose heart when he rebukes you. When He corrects you, may you be thankful that He is treating you like His own child. May you always understand that it is out of love that He rebukes and disciplines His children.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE 
2 Corinthians 4:18; 5:1, 5-8

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

I pray that you will fix your eyes, not only on what is seen, but also on what is eternal. Since life is so short, may you set your sights on the eternal purposes, for which you have been called in Christ Jesus. I pray that you will always be thankful and joyful, knowing that God has prepared a special place for you in heaven. I pray that you will welcome the Holy Spirit into your heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. With this assurance, may you eagerly share this revelation with others.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.