The Evening Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I humbly come to You in gratitude this evening. I give thanks for Your faithfulness and constant presence in my life. I ask for Your forgiveness for my sins and for any ways in which I have failed to align myself with Your will today.

I lift up my family, friends, and loved ones to You, imploring Your guidance and protection over them. May Your blessings be upon them, and may You bring peace and unity to our relationships. Use us to encourage and support one another.

I also bring my work and business to You, asking for Your wisdom and guidance as I navigate the challenges and opportunities that come my way. Provide for all my needs, and give me the strength and courage to persevere in all things.

Grant me peace in my heart and mind, and the strength to trust in You even in the face of difficulties. I pray for the wisdom to discern Your will for my life and for the courage and wisdom to follow You more closely. Enable me to be a faithful witness of Your love to those around me.

I give thanks for Your grace and mercy. I pray all of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

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Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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John 14:27 ESV

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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Proverbs 16:9 ESV

The heart of man plans his way,
    but the Lord establishes his steps.

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Isaiah 41:10 ESV

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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