Evening Prayer

CHOOSING A NATION’S LEADERS
Exodus 18:19-22; Psalm 33:12

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

I pray that you will bless your nation by selecting capable and trustworthy leaders who fear God; those who hate dishonest gain. May you teach the people God’s decrees and laws by being an example to them in the way you live. May you represent God properly. I pray that godly leaders may arise in your nation, for “blessed is the nation whose god is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” May you never cease praying for your leaders. I pray that you will be used by God for the advancement of His kingdom in your nation.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

AWED BY HIS WAYS
Psalm 92:4-5; Isaiah 55:8

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

I pray that you will understand that God’s thoughts and ways are not like yours. May the Lord open your eyes to the incredible work He is doing around you, that you may be awed by His wonderful deeds. May you sing for joy at the works of His hands. May you be amazed at His profound thoughts. I pray that His marvelous ways will bring you to a humble recognition of the magnitude of His greatness, leading you to trust in His ways completely.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

RESPECT SPIRITUAL LEADERS
1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

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

I pray that you will always respect your spiritual leaders who work hard to build you up and guide you in your walk with God. May you hold them in highest regard; submit to them and to their authority. I also pray that you will not be an idle member of your church. May you share in the work of your leaders – encouraging the timid, helping the weak, and instructing the young in faith. May you be a productive member of your church, and may your contributions bring you joy and fulfillment.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GROWING DESIRE TO PLEASE GOD
James 1:4; 2 Peter 1:3-4, 8

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

I pray that as you grow in your relationship with the Lord, your heart’s only desire will be to please Him. I pray that you will make every effort to learn what brings joy to God. May you increase your knowledge of Him through His Word. May you remember that God has given you everything you need for life and godliness. I pray that the Holy Spirit will help you grow spiritually and live a life that is pleasing to Him. I pray that your desire to please God will be evident in your life.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

IN THE LION’S DEN
Daniel 6:16-23

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

I pray that, as you keep your walk blameless, God will rescue you from persecutors who wrongly accuse you. May God shut their mouths, and may they find nothing to accuse you of, because your walk is blameless. I pray that none of their words hurt you, because you are innocent in God’s sight. May you walk away unscathed from accusations and persecution because you trust in God. I pray that God will protect you from your accusers.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

FOLLOWING GODLY PEOPLE
1 Corinthians 11:1

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

I pray that you will follow the example of godly people around you, even as they follow Christ. May you imitate their faith in the Lord, while you watch them closely. I pray that as you do this, others may see you grow from glory to glory. May God give you the grace to listen and learn from these people, so that you will bear much fruit. I pray that you will learn to be a good disciple.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

WALL OF PROTECTION
Ezra 9:9; Psalm 91:11-12; Isaiah 54:17

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

I pray that you will be blessed with God’s powerful protection today. May He build a wall around you and your family – a wall that will protect you from physical harm, illness, financial lack or the enemy’s malicious intents. I declare that no weapon forged against you and your family will prosper. I pray that the Lord will command His angels to guard you in all your ways, so that no evil or harm will come near you. May you be covered by God’s protection today.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

VIRTUES OF GOD’S CHOSEN
Colossians 3:12-15

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

I pray that as one of God’s chosen people – holy and dearly loved – you will clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. May you show kindness and compassion to all who are in need. May you always be humble and gentle in your dealings with others. May you bear with others and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. And over all these virtues, may you put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. I pray that the peace of Christ will rule in your heart, since you are a member of one body, called to peace.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

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

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

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.

Daily 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.