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 Quiet Time

… Sinners of whom I am chief…. Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

~ 1 Tim 1:15,17

Only those who have struck the deepest note of penitence can reach the highest note of praise.

~A. J. Gordon

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.

Daily Comfort

“So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her son continued to eat from her supply of flour and oil for many days.”

~ 1 Kgs 17:15

Had not the prophet come to the widow’s door, she and her household would probably have perished in the famine. Or had the woman refused the prophet’s request, saying, “I cannot spare anything for a stranger; charity begins at home, and I must look first after my own,” she and her son would have starved before the rain fell. The meal wasted not, because she shared it with another.

The lesson is plain. There is a withholding that tends to poverty; there is a giving that enriches. The way to make sure of spiritual blessing is–to seek to be a blessing. If your love is growing cold, help someone, and it will become warm again. We cannot afford to shut our doors in the face of those whom God sends to us for sympathy and for the ministries of love. Such serving brings to us blessings which we must not miss.

Daily Treasure

Tribulation a Source of Joy

We glory in tribulation: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope.

~ Rom 5:3-4

Then let us wait the’ appointed day,
Nor call this world our home;
To pilgrims in a foreign land,
Afflictions needs must come.

Who rule the world, o’errules their end,
They destined are for good;
And bear the saints to realms of rest,
Though mighty as a flood.

Evening Prayer

SPEAKING THE TRUTH
Proverbs 12:17,19,22; Proverbs 14:25; Ephesians 6:14

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

May you always be a truthful witness who gives honest testimonies. May you always stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, for the Lord detests lying lips, but delights in those who are truthful. May you always remember that truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. I pray that as you speak the truth in love to others, the truth of God’s Word will save lives and set them free. I pray that you will always please the Lord by speaking only the truth.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Supplies

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 4:19 [NLT]

God is our source and supplies what we need to live transformed lives. Prayer is the way that we invite God’s power into a situation because He is the one that we look to to supply our needs and to intervene in the lives of those we love. Bring your needs to Jesus! He desires to hear your heart and provide what you need.

Afternoon Devotional

Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
~ Amos 5:14

Isn’t it amazing how many people claim God is on their side. God has been “claimed“ by those seeking to enforce slavery, practice prejudice, lie, bribe officials, practice hypocrisy, force injustice on the powerless, and practice “ethnic cleansing.“ But God makes the test pretty simple: do what is good, seek after the good, or you’re not related to me! In the words of the prophet Amos, that meant equity for all peoples in court, in the marketplace, and in the place of worship. If we’re claiming God is on our side, then we’d better draw close to the side of God, the side of good, justice, and mercy as God defines them!