Evening Prayer

[Colossians 4:4-6]

I pray that you may glorify God at every opportunity in your life. May you live a lifestyle that will edify others, so that they will be drawn to the Lord. May your conversations always be full of God’s grace so that those who hear will be inspired to seek Him. I pray that you will always act wisely toward others so that they may believe in His goodness and salvation. May God anoint you as you share the good news.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Dear Jesus

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Hear Me saying, “Peace, be still!” to your restless heart.

Dear Jesus,

Fearfulness seems to come so naturally to me, as if it’s the default setting when I let my thoughts run freely. Peacefulness, on the other hand, requires continual effort and a degree of vigilance. I need to stay aware of Your Presence with me, to quiet my anxious heart. I confess I often lose sight of You, as the visible world lures my attention away from Your unseen Reality.

Beloved, I understand how vulnerable you are to things that impact your senses. It’s good that you, too, are aware of this weakness. Also, you recognize that I am the answer to your vulnerability. This condition of yours is ever so human: The visible world tugs at the heartstrings of all My children. Because of this common human tendency, My Word exhorts you to be alert and prayerful—fixing your eyes on Me, bringing every thought captive to Me.

The sounds of the world (as well as its sights) tend to lead you away from Me. You need a quiet place in order to hear My voice. As you listen intently in My Presence, I guide your mind to think My thoughts. Bring Me your restless heart, and wait while I speak Peace into its depths—stilling the troubled waters of your soul.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

[Mark 4:39]

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

[Ephesians 6:18]

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

[Hebrews 12:2]

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

[2 Corinthians 10:5]

Evening Prayer

[Proverbs 14:2, 26-27; 28:14; Psalms 112:1; 128:4]

I pray that you will always fear the Lord, for fearing the Lord is a life-giving fountain that keeps you safe from deadly traps. May you walk upright in all your ways, nurturing a teachable heart. I pray that you will fear the Lord so that you may gain wisdom and be blessed, for he who hardens his heart falls into trouble. To fear God is to know His Word. I pray that you will always remember God’s Word and apply it in your life. Be blessed and protected as you have a holy fear of the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

[Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 10:35-36]

I pray that you will have total confidence in God. May you not be discouraged from doing God’s will for your life. I pray that you will persevere in doing what He has called you to do, until you receive what He has promised. Even when things are not going your way, may you be confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. I pray that you will trust Him and rely on Him, and never lose your confidence in God. May He richly reward you as you put your faith in Him.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for the Kingdom of God. [Meeting of the Congregation]

Gracious and Blessed God, who hast taught, and commanded us above all things and first to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness: I pray Thee, grant us grace, that Thy holy word may be preached in all the world in all its truth and purity, and we submit our reason to the obedience of faith, and live holy lives according to it as behooves the children of God to Thy pleasing, so that Thy kingdom may come to us, and increase, and many of them, who do not yet believe in the word, be won through a Christian conduct. Help us, dear God, who are delivered from the power of darkness and are translated into the kingdom of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ, in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sin, that we may remain in His kingdom, faithfully continue in the wholesome doctrine, and live worthily as children of light in all piety and godliness. And since the kingdom of God cometh not with outward shew, neither consists of mere words, but is power and spirit: grant us grace, that we may be born again from above through Thy saving word and Thy Holy Spirit, co-heirs of life, so that with our hearts we may dwell above where Christ sitteth, and constantly seek the inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, that fadeth not away. Enable us to be poor in the spirit and humble, and such who sorrow over their sins. Let us be anhungered and athirst, and heartily yearn after righteousness. May we ever be meek, and suffer and overcome whatsoever of persecution and tribulation may assail us, and revilings and undeserved malignings with patience and longsuffering. Keep us from all offenses, whereby Thy holy name is blasphemed and outraged, Thy kingdom hindered and weakened. Grant us grace to practice our faith in works of love and mercy, feeding, clothing, harboring, visiting, comforting the poor and distressed of this world, so that when that great day dawns we may hear the blessed and joyous voice of Thy dear Son: Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Amen.

Evening Prayer

[Isaiah 8:12-15; Jeremiah 32:17]

I pray that you will behold His great power and mighty hand, for He is the God of the universe, the maker of all things. He made the heavens and the earth by His great power. I pray that you may not fear evil people and their ungodly plans, but instead may you fear Him only, whose hand can do anything. I pray that God will give you security by the great works of His outstretched arm. Remember that those who do not rely on the Lord will stumble, fall and be forgotten. May you revere the awesome power of your God.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

[Romans 5:3-4; Hebrews 10:36; 12:1]

I pray that you will throw away every sin and anything that hinders your walk with God. Rather, may you run with perseverance the race marked out for you. I pray that in sufferings and hardships, you will have the character to persist in doing good. May you be strong and courageous as you face the challenges ahead of you. Always remember that you are not alone; God is with you. As you endure and persevere and have done the will of God, may you receive what He has promised.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.