Evening Prayer

SURROUNDED BY PROTECTION 
Exodus 23:20; Psalm 91:14-16; Isaiah 58:8

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

I pray for the protection of God to be upon you today. May He send His angels ahead of you to guard you along the way. May they bring you to the place He has prepared for you. I pray that His glory will be your rear guard. May the Lord rescue you and protect you when you call upon Him. In any trouble, I pray that the Lord will deliver you and honor you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

SURROUNDED BY PROTECTION 
Exodus 23:20; Psalm 91:14-16; Isaiah 58:8

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

I pray for the protection of God to be upon you today. May He send His angels ahead of you to guard you along the way. May they bring you to the place He has prepared for you. I pray that His glory will be your rear guard. May the Lord rescue you and protect you when you call upon Him. In any trouble, I pray that the Lord will deliver you and honor you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

HANDLING THE TRUTH 
2 Timothy 2:14-16

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

I pray that God’s grace and wisdom be upon you as you share the good news of the gospel with family and friends. May you avoid godless chatter and not argue about your faith. Instead, I pray that you will handle the Word of God wisely to gain the trust of those who hear you. I pray that you will allow the Holy Spirit to convict the hearts and minds of those who hear it. May God be with you as you witness to others.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Light on The Daily Path

We, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.

~ 1 Pet 2:24

Put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts: and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and … put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God.  As Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Eph 4:22-24, Col 3:3, Rom 6:4, Rom 6:6-7, Rom 6:11-13

Your Heart’s Desires

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

~ Psalm 37:4 [NLT]


Pause to consider a heart’s desire you have ignored? Prayerfully ask if God has a new path, a new normal, or a new dream for your heart. It doesn’t have to be super dramatic; even slight changes in your trajectory that reflects Jesus can make big impacts on your future. It could be as simple as a renewed sense of thankfulness for the things you have in your life or as big as a career change.

Daily Prayer Guide

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

~ Jas 1:17

Do to-day’s duty, fight to-day’s temptation, and do not weaken and distract yourself by looking-forward to things which you cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.

– Charles Kingsley

Genuine religion has its roots deep down in the heart of humanity…. The actions of the Deity make no appeal to any special sense. We are deaf and blind, therefore, to the imminent grandeur around us unless we have insight enough to appreciate the whole and to recognize the woven fabric of existence flowing steadily from the loom of an infinite progress toward perfection.

– Sir Oliver Lodge

Gracious Father, forbid that I should make thee regret thy gifts to me; and if I have failed to appreciate them, look upon me with pity, for I have cheated myself more than I have thee. Give me a deeper appreciation, that I may be strengthened day by day in the veriest duties of life. Amen.

Evening Prayer

SET APART
Leviticus 20:26; Jeremiah 1:5; 2 Corinthians 10:3; Hebrews 7:26

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

I pray that you will live your life for the Lord, for you have been set apart by God to be holy, just as He is holy. May God help you and set you apart from the world and its ways. I pray that the grace of God will aid you when you battle against sin. May you not wage war as the world does, but use His weapons of grace and love. I pray that God will keep you and protect you to be His own.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Capitalizing on Confusion

Depending on when your monthly Searchlight arrives, the Mayan calendar deadline for the end of the world has either come and gone, or else it is looming in the imminent future.  All the hoopla that surrounded this gloomy prediction got me to wondering if there might not be some way that Christians could capitalize on yet another failed non-Biblical prophetic expectation.  After all, last year when the Rapture failed to take place on the date designated by a popular radio Bible teacher, God’s people were able to take advantage of this by pointing out that, when it comes to the Second Coming of Christ, the Bible says that “of that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matt. 24:36).  Those that knew the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming were also able to point out that the date of the former is just as unsearchable in Scripture as that of the latter.  Surely there has to be a way to similarly benefit from the failure of the Mayan calendar disaster as well.

I wonder if what we are looking for might be found in Isaiah 41:21-24.  There, God Almighty thunders forth a challenge to all the false gods of the nations, daring them to “produce your cause,” that is, to produce “strong reasons” why anyone should believe they are God.  If you are wondering what kind of reasons He had in mind, the Lord went on to say, “let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen

“Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods….”

This challenge went unanswered in Isaiah’s day, of course, for only the God of the Bible knows the future, something He has proved over and over again in Scripture, and something that the failed predictions of others serve to magnify.

With all this in mind, why not put together a short mental list of fulfilled Bible prophecies, and mark Isaiah 41 in your Bible? That way when the subject of the Mayan calendar comes up the day after the December 21st deadline (as you know it will!), you can capitalize on the biggest non-story of the year by reminding people that the challenge of Isaiah 41 has still gone unanswered, and that the God of the Bible is still the only God worthy of worship. Let’s determine to be ready to offer “a word in season” (Isa. 50:4) to all who are disillusioned by the gods of the nations, and are in desperate need of the God who sent His Son to die for their sins.

~ Pastor Ricky Kurth

Daily Comfort

“The Lord … who had appeared unto him twice.”

Matthew Henry says: “God keeps account of the gracious visits he makes to us, whether we do or not. He knows how often he has appeared to us, and for us, and will remember it against us, if we turn from him.” Every such gracious visit to us, adds to our responsibility for obedience and holy service.

~ 1 Kings 11:9

When Solomon had seen the Lord in vision, he should have been forever a consecrated man. The eyes which had looked upon the Lord, should never have lusted after earth’s pleasures. The hands which had fashioned a temple for God, should never have built chapels and altars for heathen deities. Solomon’s sins were far greater, because of the special favors God had granted to him. Seeing Christ should set us apart forever for holy living.

Daily Treasure

Love to Our Neighbor

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.

~ Jas 2:8

Love lays its own advantage by
To seek its neighbour’s good;
So God’s own Son came down to die,
And bought our lives with blood.

Love is the grace that keeps its power
In all the realms above;
There faith and hope are known no more
But saints for ever love.