Evening Prayer

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

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

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.

Prayer 🙏 Guide

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.

~ Isa 26:3

How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?

~ Earl of Shaftesbury

He that of such a height hath built his mind,

And reared the dwelling of his thoughts so strong,

As neither fear nor hope can shake the frame

Of his resolved powers; nor all the wind

Of vanity or malice pierce to wrong

His settled peace, or to disturb the same:

What a fair seat hath he, from whence he may

The boundless wastes and wilds of man survey?

~ Samuel Daniel

O Lord, it is not that I am ashamed to ask thee for the truth that I do not more diligently seek it, but it is because I fear the sacrifice that may follow in obtaining it. I would that I could understand that thy strength is given in the sacrifice. Make me braver as I seek to live in the truth. Amen.

Evening Prayer

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

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

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.

Evening Prayer

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

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

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 Tonight

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.

Evening Prayer

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE 
Ephesians 5:23-25, 33; Romans 14:19

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

I pray that you will love your spouse, just as Christ loves the Church. May you love your spouse with a self-sacrificing and unconditional love. May your relationship be marked by mutual respect and deep affection for each other. May you make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. I pray that you will welcome Christ into the center of your union, so that your love will never cease to grow.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Our Daily Walk

Three Ambitions

We make it our aim (we are ambitious) to be well-pleasing unto Him.

~ 2 Cor 5:9

There is scope for ambition within the sphere of the Christian Faith, and to be without it is to miss an influential incentive to high and holy endeavour. Our Lord does not destroy any natural faculty, but directs it to a worthy object. Instead of living for material good, or the applause of the world, we must stir ourselves to seek those things which are the legitimate objects of holy ambition. In two other passages the Apostle Paul uses this same word. See 1Th 4:11; rom 15:20 (R.v. marg.).

There is the ambition of daily toil,—“Be ambitious to be quiet, to do your own business, to work with your own hands.” In the age in which the Apostles lived there was much unrest, and in the case of the Christian Church this was still further increased by the expectation of the approaching end of the world; many were inclined to surrender their ordinary occupations, and give themselves up to restlessness and excitement, all of which was prejudicial to the regular ordering of their homes and individual lives, But the injunction is that we are not to yield to the ferment of restlessness; we are not to be disturbed by the feverishness around us, whether of social upheavals or for pleasure or gain.

The ambition to be well-pleasing to Christ. At His judgment-seat He will weigh up the worth of our individual mortal life, and He is doing so day by day. Not only when we pass the threshold of death, but on this side, our Lord is judging our character and adjudicating our reward. Let us strive to be as well-pleasing to Him in this life, as we hope to be in the next.

The ambition of Christian work—“Being ambitious to preach the Gospel.” The great world lies open to us, many parts of it still unevangelized; and all around us in our own country are thousands, among the rich and poor, who have no knowledge of Christ. Let us make it our ambition to bring them to Him, always remembering that the things we do for Christ must be that which He works through us in the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 15:18-19).

Give us grace, O Lord, to work while it is day, fulfilling diligently and patiently whatever duty Thou appointest us; doing small things in the day of small things, and great labours if Thou summon us to any; rising and working, sitting still and suffering, according to Thy word. Amen.