Friday Evening Prayers

Loving God, I beseech you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.

And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for a blessing you enjoyed this day

Lord, it is because of Your presence that extends throughout the world that I am not afraid of what the enemies are planning against me. It is because of Your promise that ‘no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper’ that I am not dismayed. It is because of Your Word said that no one should touch Your anointed and do no harm to Your prophet that I am certain that I am safe from harm.

Lord, anoint my head with Your Holy Spirit. Strengthen me and help me. Uphold me with Your righteous right hand, now and forever.

Review your day with Him and look for His handprint

Holy Spirit, I offer my thanks for your presence in this day and for guidance you have given me. O Christ, I confess to you the sins and failings of my day that you might not only forgive but reconcile any harm I have done.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you my family and friends.  I thank you for their love and seek your strength to be there for them.  As you have blessed me, let me bless them.

I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

Lord, when I walk through danger, I am not afraid. Even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I fear no evil because You are with me. Lord, You are my light when I walk through darkness. You are my guide, leading me along the path to follow. Lord, You are my Protector, keeping me safe from harm. You are my Comforter, keeping me sound in mind, and my Healer, keeping me sound in health.

Lord, no matter what has happened today, I know that You let it happen for a reason and that You will use it for my good in the near future. In Jesus’ Name.   AMEN

Friday Morning Prayers

Let my words come to your ears, O Lord:

Listen to my voice, my King and my God.

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning;

in the morning, I will stand before you and await you.

Offer your gratitude to Him for 2 blessings in your life

Lord our God, in the grace of Jesus Christ we pray to you that your will may be done for us and for all the world. Through Jesus Christ grant us faith that you love us, faith that we may live in your love, that we may hope in your love every day and have peace on earth, where there is so much unrest and trouble. Keep us firm and constant, remaining in your peace and in the inner quiet you give us because Jesus Christ has overcome the world. He has truly overcome, and this fills us with joy.

We praise you, Almighty God, that you have sent Jesus Christ and that he has overcome the world. We praise you that he has overcome all evil, sin, and death, and that we may rejoice at all times in your presence.

Dedicate to Him an email, letter, phone call or act of kindness that you will perform today to bless another person’s life

Lord, I look now to my day and the challenges known and unknown that they may serve your kingdom and glory.  Protect me and my loved ones from those forces that would do us harm or draw us away from you.

Tell the Lord of your love for Him

Today, Lord, I especially pray for those who are sick, hospitalized or dying.  Let me never forget as you do not.  Make me mindful of those within my acquaintance.

Preview your day with Him and then meditate and listen in silence for His guidance

Hear now my needs for this time and draw me near to you that I might be still and hear your voice.

Lord God, you crown the merits of the saints and pardon sinners when they repent.

Forgive us our sins, now that we come before you, humbly confessing our guilt.

Offer Him your plan today for an act of physical exercise of His temple, your body

Oh, my Jesus, you mean everything to me. I am so blessed to finally realize how beautiful life is if You are in the center. I trust you Lord and I accept your will. Show me the path Lord and I shall commit to obey your plans for me. AMEN

 

Thursday Evening Prayers

My Lord and Savior, I beseech you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.

And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for a blessing you enjoyed this day

Help me, Lord. To admire without coveting. To give without demanding. To except without depending. To enjoy without surfeiting. To tolerate without patronizing. To reject without condemning. To disagree without resisting. To forgive without condemning. To direct without driving. To control without suppressing. To love without possessing. To praise without flattering. To work without weariness. To pray without ceasing.

Review your day with Him and look for His handprint

Holy Spirit, I offer my thanks for your presence in this day and for guidance you have given me.

O Christ, I confess to you the sins and failings of my day that you might not only forgive but reconcile any harm I have done.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you those who lead your church, our community and nation.  Grant them compassion as well as wisdom and stir them to seek your wisdom over that of men.

I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

O Lord Jesus, you were scourged and humiliated and degraded for me that I might be lifted up, adopted as a child of God, and share in your inheritance. All glory, honor and praise to you.

AMEN

 

Thursday Morning Prayers

Let my words come to your ears, O Lord:

Listen to my voice, my King and my God.

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning;

in the morning, I will stand before you and await you.

Offer your gratitude to Him for at least two blessings in your life

Lord God, help us who hear your Word. Help us come with all our hearts to the Savior, who leads us into your arms. Hear our pleading and let your countenance shine over the world. Send a new age soon, a new salvation to the earth, to the glory of your name. Show us that what we have learned about you is the truth and that we may live in the truth and find the way through to heaven, to the glory of your name.

Hear us, O Lord our God. Often it seems that you are far away. But we know that our voices still reach you and that those roused by your Holy Spirit will become your workers for the Lord Jesus. Send your Spirit soon, O Lord God. Send the Comforter, who leads us into all light and all truth. We entrust ourselves and our daily lives to you. We want to be faithful. Help us to be your children, to remember at every step that we belong to you, Lord God. No matter how dark it is on earth, help us remember that we are with you, your children in eternity.

Dedicate to Him an email, letter, call or act of kindness that you will perform today to bless another

Lord, I look now to my day and the challenges known and unknown that they may serve your kingdom and glory.  Protect me and my loved ones from those forces that would do us harm or draw us away from you.

Tell the Lord of your love for Him

Today, Lord, I especially pray for the poor of this world.  Forgive me for letting my wealth blind me to their presence or worse harbor ill will for them.  You declared you favor with them.  Help me to do the same.

Preview your day with Him and then meditate and listen in silence for His guidance

Hear now my needs for this time and draw me near to you that I might be still and hear your voice.

By our prayers and observance, Lord, prepare our hearts to welcome the mystery of your resurrection

and to proclaim the good news of salvation.

Offer Him your plan today for an act of physical exercise of His temple, your body

Lord God, my life is meaningless without you. I pray that nothing will separate me from every day with you. Let me be under your loving and protective watch. Teach me how to be closer to You. And may I constantly be in check for my thoughts, words and action. AMEN

Wednesday Evening Prayers

My Lord and Redeemer, I entreat you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.

And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for a blessing you enjoyed this day

Father in the name of Jesus, I thank for all things that you send my way, because I know it’s all for your glory and it’s for my good. I’m going to praise you always because you know what you are doing even when I don’t. Lord, I ask that you look on the sick and the afflicted today, they really do need your help, and Lord I ask that you help them. You know what they are in need of before they start to ask. Father, heal their bodies, souls and minds, turn their life around.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you the child who weeps tonight in fear or pain.  I know your love for the innocents and offer myself as your instrument in bringing hope to any such child I may know.

I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

God, these tiny little prayers feel like cheating. Does that even count? Yes, I know they do. Help me combat these feelings of shame by speaking truth, by offering up these small prayers of surrender as I can and trusting they are enough. Give me freedom from the shame I am feeling. Help me fix my thoughts on you, not on my past, my failures or hurts. Give me eyes to see your goodness.

AMEN

Wednesday Morning Prayers

Let my words come to your ears, O Lord:

Listen to my voice, my King and my God.

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning;

in the morning, I will stand before you and await you.

Offer your gratitude to Him for at least two blessings in your life

Lord our God, in the grace of Jesus Christ we turn to you, our Father in heaven and on earth, for we know your truth and your saving power. Grant that all may learn to look upward to you in faith and in trust that your will is being done on earth, even though so much seems to be the work of humans alone. But your will is behind everything and we put ourselves under your will. We hope in your will. In your will we are certain that everything will be made right and good, to the glory of your name.

Dedicate to Him an email, letter, call or act of kindness you that will perform today to bless another

Lord, I look now to my day and the challenges known and unknown that they may serve your kingdom and glory.  Protect me and my loved ones from those forces that would do us harm or draw us away from you.

Tell the Lord of your love for Him

Today, Lord, I especially pray for all families whole or broken.  Share with them your spiritual purpose for their earthly family and inspire them to serve one another.

Preview your day with Him and then meditate and then listen in silence for His guidance

Hear now my needs for this time and draw me near to you that I might be still and hear your voice.

Lord God, you give the world new life by mysteries which are beyond our grasp.

May your Church not be deprived of earthly help while she makes progress by the strength of these eternal gifts.

Offer Him your plan today for an act of physical exercise of His temple, your body

Dear God, I know that sometimes I forget to praise You. I only come before you whenever I want to ask something. Well, today Lord, I want to change that. I want to praise and thank You Lord even without any special reason because my life alone is a wonderful gift. And to wake up everyday and marvel at the people I love is more than enough.  I just pray that You love me and my love ones unconditionally and see to it that we rise to a brand-new day to give you back the glory. AMEN

Tuesday Evening Prayers

My Lord and protector, I beg you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.

And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for a blessing you enjoyed this day

Father, help me to plant a garden of joy every day, and weed out my negative thinking. Your precious word teaches me to be joyful in You no matter what my circumstances are. You are my rock and salvation, and I praise you for who you are.

Review your day with Him and look for His handprint

Holy Spirit, I offer my thanks for your presence in this day and for guidance you have given me.

O Christ, I confess to you the sins and failings of my day that you might not only forgive but reconcile any harm I have done.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you those who have suffered loss or grief today.  Grant them that peace that passes understanding and a hope to endure.

I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

Dear Lord, this is the day you have made, so let me rejoice and be glad in what you have given. Do not allow the enemy to steal my joy! Father, teach me to be grateful in all circumstances. Do not let my heart become heavy with resentment and envy. AMEN

Tuesday Morning Prayers

Let my words come to your ears, O Lord:

Listen to my voice, my King and my God.

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning;

in the morning, I will stand before you and await you.

Offer your gratitude to Him for at least two blessings in your life

Lord our God, we thank you that throughout our lives you continually renew your Spirit in us. We thank you that your Spirit enables us to understand Jesus Christ and to follow him all our days on earth. Bless us, and let the revelation of your Spirit come to the world, to the people of all nations, a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in each heart. But there must still be punishment for sin. For the sake of justice, the world has to suffer punishment through judgment.

For you, Almighty God, are Lord, and not even Satan, the prince of this world, can act against your will. You will carry out your will through the Holy Spirit. Our task is simply to follow Jesus all our days. This shall be our joy, this priceless gift of following the Lord Jesus. Praise to your name that we have him and his witness in the gospel every day. Praise to your name that every day, even through great distress, we can joyfully follow him in the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Dedicate to Him an email, letter, call or act of kindness you that will perform today to bless another

Lord, I look now to my day and the challenges known and unknown that they may serve your kingdom and glory.  Protect me and my loved ones from those forces that would do us harm or draw us away from you.

Tell the Lord of your love for Him

Today, Lord, I especially pray for those imprisoned rightfully or wrongly.  Free them from the demons that torment them and let me not forget them.

Preview your day with Him and then meditate and then listen in silence for His guidance

Hear now my needs for this time and draw me near to you that I might be still and hear your voice.

Lord God, in your surpassing wisdom you reconcile man to yourself through your Word.

Grant that your Christian people may come with eager faith and ready will to celebrate your gospel and our resurrection.

Offer Him your plan today for an act of physical exercise of His temple, your body

Lord, today, I invite You to come and build my home. Lord, build my home with Your love. Bind us all together with Your love. Lord, may Your love fill our hearts, and may we communicate, cherish, and love one another because our heart is overflowing with Your love. Lord, as we put our hands to work, I ask that You establish all that we do. May none of us labor in vain. Lord, watch over us all. Protect us. Keep us safe from harm and the attacks of the enemy. Lord, may our rising in the morning never be in vain. In Jesus Name.  AMEN

Monday Evening Prayers

My Lord and shield, I implore you to continue your gracious protection to me and my family this night. Defend us from all dangers, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the coming day.

And grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, I may be yours, through the merits and satisfaction of your Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers.

Offer Him thanksgiving for the blessings you have enjoyed this day

Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful you allowed me to see another day. Thank you for my life, health and strength. I’m able to see and move only because you allowed me to do so. My Heavenly Father, you’ve been good to me, and I will never forget that. So many things could have gone wrong, but you give me another chance. Thank you for my second chance.

Review your day with Him and look for His handprint

Holy Spirit, I offer my thanks for your presence in this day and for guidance you have given me.

O Christ, I confess to you the sins and failings of my day that you might not only forgive but reconcile any harm I have done.

Confess your failings, accept and thank Him for His forgiveness

Tonight, Lord, I lift before you those who stand in harm’s way on my behalf.  Protect them and grant them wisdom in the execution of their duties.

I offer to you, Lord, any last stirrings of my heart before you give me rest.

Give over to His hands those things which occupy your mind and receive His rest

Heavenly Lord, may we never forget that we are yours, and that your love never changes regardless of time. This is the day you have made, and in every moment, we will rejoice for you have taken our shame and made us your children!

In Jesus Name.  AMEN

An Age of Rage

When I spoke about the Age of Rage yesterday, I had no idea of the immediacy of such events.  Our first response is sorrow for those lost and gratitude for the safety of our own.  Soon the recriminations will follow and the rhetoric will get us no farther in the onslaught upon us.  This is not a national experience, it is an international crises.  As the stock market rises to cosmic heights, we find more people disenfranchised by disasters, wars, poverty, discrimination and disease.  Barely a hundred years ago, our world was balanced on such a precipice.  Demagogues rose to give vent to the anger and frustration and the world burned.  This is not going to be addressed by even the best of our human efforts.  What has been set in motion will play out.  I cannot say where it will end but I can call upon us to practice in our own world the wisdom of the apostle who said, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger…” but such will not be done by our power or effort.  Our hope lies in the decision to replace such bitterness with “kindness, compassion, forgiving one another as in Christ, God forgave us.” (Eph. 4:32)  You will not hear it offered by the media or politicians but now is a time for prayer.  Prayer for what lies before us and repentance for how we have mocked God.  May God have mercy.