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.

Evening Prayer

SPENDING TIME WITH THE LORD 
Luke 10:38-42

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

I pray that you will understand what is important in your relationship with Christ – it is not what you do for Him that matters, but how you listen and spend time with Him. I pray that you will not worry and be upset about the chores you must accomplish. I pray that you will choose what is more important in this life – cultivating a close, intimate relationship with the Lord. May you spend more time at His feet, listening to what He wants to share with you. May you concern yourself only with obeying what He wants. Choose what is more important in this life, and it will not be taken away from you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

SHOWERS OF BLESSING 
Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 8:10; Ezekiel 34:26; Ephesians 1:3

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

I pray that God will open your eyes to the great things He is doing in your life. Praise Him, for He has blessed you in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. May you understand that it is from the fullness of His grace that you receive one blessing after another, for God considers you His treasured possession. Remember the Lord for the good things He has given you – especially when you have had your fill and are satisfied. I pray that you will be content in every circumstance. When you are filled, may you not forget to praise the Lord who sends down showers of blessing upon you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

GUIDED BY INTEGRITY 
Proverbs 10:9; 11:3; 13:6; James 5:12

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

I pray that you will be a person of integrity. Let righteousness be your fortress. I pray that in all things, you will guard against duplicity. Make your words match your deeds, and may you be careful in making promises. May you never promise anything that you cannot fulfill. May you never swear – not by heaven or earth or by anything else. I pray that people will know you and respect you for your tireless integrity.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.”

~ JOHN 14:16 NIV

Peace of Mind and Heart

The way we panic at the sight of change, you’d think bombs were falling on Iowa.

“Run for your lives! Graduation is coming!”

“The board of directors just hired a new CEO. Take cover!”

“Load the women and children into the bus, and head north. The department store is going out of business!”

Change trampolines our lives, and when it does, God sends someone special to stabilize us. On the eve of his death, Jesus gave his followers this promise: “When the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit— he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:26–27 NLT).

As a departing teacher might introduce the classroom to her replacement, so Jesus introduces us to the Holy Spirit. And what a ringing endorsement he gives. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit his “representative.” The Spirit comes in the name of Christ, with equal authority and identical power. Earlier in the evening Jesus had said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever” (John 14:16 NIV).

“Another Counselor.” Both words shimmer. The Greek language enjoys two distinct words for another. One means “totally different,” and the second translates “another just like the first one.” When Jesus promises “another Counselor,” he uses word number two, promising “another just like the first one.” And who is the first one? Jesus himself.

~ Fearless

O Lord, you know every thought of our hearts. You know how easily we are frightened by change. But you have not left us to face change alone. You have given us a helper: your precious Holy Spirit. When life brings change and uncertainty and we start to panic, may the power of the Holy Spirit bring peace to our minds and hearts. May we honor you by replacing fear with trust, amen.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God.
~ JUDE 20–21 

When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. . . . 
~  JOHN 16:13

Evening Prayer

SALVATION OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD 
Acts 11:14; 16:31-34

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

I pray for God’s salvation to come upon your home. Since you believe in Jesus, may you claim the promise from His Word that says, “you will be saved, you and your household.” I pray that everyone in your home may receive the fullness of life in Christ. May you be filled with joy as you usher Christ into your home, and see the power of the Holy Spirit fill each member of your household. Praise God for the salvation of your household!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

ZEAL FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS 
Psalm 119:128, 136, 139, 142, 163-164

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

I pray that you will have a deep hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness and truth. May you consider all His precepts right and deeply love His law. I pray that you will be zealous for His righteousness, and that you will stay away from every wrong path. May you be filled with God’s favor as you live by His precepts, for the Lord’s righteousness is everlasting and His law is true. I pray that your life will be a testimony of His righteous laws, and you will praise His holy name!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.