Morning Prayer

John 3:36; 10:10; 15:4; Romans 8:6; 15:13

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

I pray that you will appreciate the life you have been given in Christ. Since Jesus is your Lord and Savior, may you know that your eternal life with Him has begun with the fullness of life here on earth. I pray that people will be drawn to you because of the joy of having Jesus in you. May you be connected and remain in Him so that you will overflow with hope and gladness. May you continually choose Christ and His Spirit of life and peace. I pray that His presence will always be with you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

“Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 
~ MATTHEW 11:29

Love that Values Every Creature

When Jesus says, “You are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:31 NIV), trust him. He knows. He knows the value of every creature.

When Christ declares, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8 NASB), believe it. After all, “He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2 NASB).

Jesus claims to be not a top theologian, an accomplished theologian, or even the Supreme Theologian, but rather the Only Theologian. “No one really knows the Father except the Son.” He does not say, “No one really knows the Father like the Son” or “in the fashion of the Son.” But rather, “No one really knows the Father except the Son.”

Heaven’s door has one key, and Jesus holds it. . . .

Jesus knows the dimensions of God’s throne room, the fragrance of its incense, the favorite songs of the unceasing choir. He has a unique, one-of-a-kind, unrivaled knowledge of God and wants to share his knowledge with you. “No one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him”

(Matthew 11:27 NLT).

Jesus doesn’t boast in his knowledge; he shares it. He doesn’t gloat; he gives. He doesn’t revel; he reveals. He reveals to us the secrets of eternity. 

And he shares them, not just with the top brass or purebred, but with the hungry and needy. In the very next line, Jesus invites: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls”

(vv. 28–29 NLT).

—3:16: THE NUMBERS OF HOPE                 

Blessed Savior, it is a joy to be reminded of your divine knowledge. No matter what problems are perplexing to us, we can bring them to you for solutions. You have the answers to our questions. We can rest assured that though the future is uncertain to us, it is well known to you. You care for the sparrows and you care even more for us, not just today but every day. Thank you for your love and your faithfulness, amen.

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. . . . 
~ MATTHEW 16:19

Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
~ LUKE 12:24

Evening Prayer

Psalm 104:34; Proverbs 15:26; Romans 1:28-29; 8:7

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

I pray that your thoughts will always be pleasing to the Lord. May you detest the thoughts of the wicked, just as the Lord detests them. May you realize that the enemy gains a foothold through your thoughts, so guard your mind always. May you remember that a sinful mind is hostile to God, and does not submit to God’s law. I pray that your mind will be set above earthly things, to what is pure and good and pleasing to the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Jesus Lives


I want you to spend time with Me for the pure pleasure of being in My company. When you take delight in My Presence, you experience a foretaste of the eternal pleasures I have prepared for you. Unfortunately, the “dailyness” of life tends to pull you down, and your focus on routine duties often obscures your awareness of Me.

To enjoy My companionship in all that you do, wait in My Presence while I reveal Myself to you. Put aside thoughts of tasks awaiting you as you focus pleasurably on Me. Allow awareness of My Presence to become imprinted on your consciousness. Then move gently from this contemplative time into your routine duties and continue communing with Me, asking Me to be vibrantly involved in your work.

Having already connected with Me at a deep level, you can find Me more easily in the midst of your activities. Naturally, you will lose sight of Me at times; I know you’re only human. But you can reconnect readily by moving toward Me in your thoughts, words, and feelings. The more you include Me in your awareness, the brighter your day will be: Your routines will sparkle with the liveliness of My company.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Psalm 130:5–6 

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103:13–14 

“For in him we live and move and have our being.” As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.”
Acts 17:28

The Love Dare

There are needs in your life only God can fully satisfy. Stop expecting somebody or something to keep you functioning and fulfilled on a non-stop basis. Only God can do that as you learn to depend on Him. But He wants to do it His way. “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Evening Prayer

Ezra 7:23; Proverbs 12:24; 21:5; Luke 16:10

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

I pray that you will be diligent in all that you do. I pray that by your conscientious labor, God will promote you to greater things. May your thoroughness lead to profit and protect you from haste that leads to poverty. I pray that you will show diligence, even in the small things, for those who can be trusted with little are eventually entrusted with much. Whatever our God has assigned you to do, may you do it diligently, that God may prosper you and be glorified through you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.