Evening Prayer

PEACE IN SOUND JUDGMENT  
Proverbs 3:21-26

In Jesus’ And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.

~ Titus 2:7 [NLT]

Our Christian life is intended to be a testimony to the people around you. Our actions should set an example for those around us. Showing them what it is to be a person of integrity. How can you be a better example to those closest to you?, I Pray God’s Will for You. The

I pray that you will preserve sound judgment and discernment. May this wisdom from God be like an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go safely on your way and your feet will not stumble. God promises that He will keep watch over you. When you lie down, you will not be afraid, and your sleep will be sweet. May you have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence. I pray that He will keep your feet from being snared. May sound judgment and discernment be yours.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Eternal Perspectives

We are often pressed with the reality of eternity only when a loved one dies. Or when we grow old and begin to realize that most of life has passed and we note with regret the little we have done for eternity, the little we will take with us there, and the short time left to do much of significance for heaven’s sake. Most of us live as though this world is where we are rewarded, and happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, and prosperity not only can be ours here and now but should be.

~ Joseph Stowell [Eternity]

Daily Comfort

“Praise be to the Lord! Not one word has failed, of all the wonderful promises He gave!”
~ 1 Kgs 8:56

It is nearly three thousand years since Solomon uttered this testimony; but we can say now, just as confidently as the king did that day, that in all these centuries since not one word of all God’s good promise has failed any one of his people. No one has ever trusted a promise of God–and had that word fail of fulfillment.

The most real and sure things in this world–are the words of God. In every one of them, God’s own almighty hand is gloved. We clutch them–and find ourselves clutched in turn by divinity, out of whose clasp we never can fall, nor be torn away. We lean upon these words–and find ourselves encircled and upborne by the everlasting arms. We pillow our head in weariness or sorrow upon God’s words of love and comfort–and find ourselves drawn close to our Father’s heart, held in his warm bosom, and soothed by his tenderness, which is gentler than a mother’s.

So all through life, in every experience, we may trust the promises of God, and commit all our interests to them, and be assured in our heart that not one of them will ever fail us. We may trust them, too, in death, and we shall find everything just as God has said: the divine presence with us in the valley, dying but a going to be at home, absent from the body at home with the Lord, in eternal blessedness. Not one Word of God can fail.

Daily Treasure

The Atonement a Source of Joy

We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

~ Rom 5:11

There is a fountain fill’d with blood,  
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins,  
And sinners plunged beneath that flood  
Lose all their guilty strains.  
  
They dying thief rejoic’d to see  
That fountain in his day;  
And here may I, though vile as he,  
Wash all my sins away.

Wisdom is Supreme

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
~ Proverbs 4:7 [NLT]

The Bible uses urgent language when it comes to how we should live.  God warns in clear terms that wisdom is essential to living this life well and for His glory.  What does it mean to be wise?  Wisdom is skilled living.  How do we get wise?  We live with reverence for God and we keep a teachable heart.

Late Night/Early Morning Prayer

STEWARD OF GOD’S CREATION
Genesis 1:29-30; Numbers 35:33-34

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

Give thanks to the Lord for the blessings of His creation. I pray you will know how to exercise proper stewardship over these blessings. Whether they are possessions or relationships – may you take care of them. Do not pollute or defile these that have been given to you. Instead, cultivate and enhance them. I pray that God may find you a responsible steward of all His creation.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Wisdom

“Who holds our soul in life.” 
~ Ps 66:9

“Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.” 

~ Psalm 66:9

It is indeed an unspeakable mercy for the heirs of promise that the life given them in Christ and communicated by the Holy Spirit to their souls cannot be extinguished. It may sink very low one can hardly say how low, but so low as to sink out of sight and almost out of feeling; and yet if it has once been breathed into the soul from the mouth of God, it can never die.

Still it is most desirable that this divine life should be maintained in strength and vigor, and not sink so low as to be scarcely perceptible either to ourselves or others, for if so, we have little comfort of it in our own breast, and are of little use or service to the people of God. It is a sad thing to be satisfied with a low, lean, and lifeless state of soul, or be placing our religion in external activity and zealous attention to forms and mere externals, just to preserve a clean outside, when within there is little else but darkness, bondage, and death. How the Lord seems, as it were, obliged to plunge us into trials and afflictions to bring us out of carnality and death, and to keep us from settling on our lees like Moab!

Refreshed

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.
~ Philemon 1:7 [NLT]

Never underestimate the gift of being you! Your love, your encouragement, and point-of-view is a blessing to those around you. Spread joy with your smile and be one who refreshes the hearts of those around you.

Early Morning Prayer

LOVING GOD’S WISDOM 
Proverbs 4:5-9; James 1:5

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

I pray that you will love wisdom and understanding, for it will protect and watch over you. May you not take lightly the wisdom of God’s words. May you consider wisdom supreme. I pray that you will seek it, regardless of the cost. May you esteem and embrace wisdom, for it will exalt and honor you. Wisdom will set a garland of grace on your head. If you lack wisdom, may you seek it from God, who gives it generously.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Temple

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
~ 1 Corinthians 6:19 [NLT]

God’s presence is fully found in both the Notre Dame Cathedral and the rural cinderblock church.  Both of these are temple’s built to honor and glorify God.  In the same way, the Holy Spirit is found inside your body.  Your body is beautiful.  It brings glory to God.  Be amazed at the wonder of your body, your eyes, fingers, and even the aches and pains.  It is special.  God created you to be you, in the way you look, your voice, and even your imperfections.  Your body is sacred.  Rest in that thought.