Powerful Evening Prayers
Never miss out of evening prayers. If you have read our other posts, you will know the importance of praying without ceasing. Start your day in prayer, carry it through the rest of the day and ending it in prayer. We know that when darkness comes a lot of unsavoury things occur.
Forces of darkness come alive when they cannot be monitored in the physical. This is the case for elements such as witchcraft. We truly live by grace alone. Evening prayers like all other prayers are not to be taken lightly.
Ephesians 6:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [a]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
We are warned of this in the book of Ephesians. What we come against are “rulers of the darkness of this age.” We could go into detail about what the darkness of this age looks like. That is a whole article on its own. While you are asleep and helpless, there are those who remain awake to work against you.
There are forces that are striving against your joy and peace. Are you standing up for yourself and for others in prayer? This is what you are called to do.
Whether you recognise it or not, the Lord has kept you through the day. There are battles that he has won on your behalf. Battles that you didn’t even know you were fighting.
Do not go to bed without prayer. When you go to bed prayed up, you can rest easy. Knowing that you may not know what is to happen, but you know who is watching over you.
What to pray for:
- Thanking God for your day
- Talking to God about what has happened
- It is a chance to tell God your thoughts, worries, concerns and and plans
- To talk about the next day
If we are to truly understand that the Lord is a loving father. He is one that cares for things that we care about. Whatever concerns you concerns him as well.
1 Peter 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Whatever has been a concern for you, lay it before him. Cast your cares, for he cares for you! I do not know what other invitation you would like to receive. For me, that is enough. There is peace in knowing that I have heaven on my side.
Gratitude for the day gone by
Gratitude is the grandest form of prayer. Take time to acknowledge the role of the Lord in your life at the end of each day. It is not by your wisdom and wit that you have meandered around some situations that have arisen in your day.
Father, I bless your name for the day that is coming to an end. Thank you for keeping me in it. You have carried me past situations that I was oblivious of. You are my God, my keeper and deliverer! Thank you for providing for me through the day. From the air that I breathe, to clean water and food. May I never take any of this for granted. Amen
Watch over me
Matthew 10:29-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a [a]copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Lord, I trust in you completely. In my moment of great vulnerability, you keep watching over me. I could not be in better hands. You give sleep to those you love. Thank you for giving me rest tonight. No matter what I am standing against. No matter how difficult things have been, I choose to rest in you.
Lord, I pray for divine protection as I sleep. No arrow that flies in darkness will touch me. I come against every plot against me and mine. Cover my home in the blood of Jesus. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. In the mighty name of Jesus, I condemn any tongue that stands in accusation against me. IN the mighty name of Jesus. Amen
At the end of a particularly difficult day
It is of great importance to speak your heart to the Lord. Let him know what you are going through, and seek his intervention.
Dear Heavenly Father, as you know my day was very hard. Lord, I pray for the
Your word says wherever your spirit is, there is liberty and fullness of joy. Father, I pray for and for the fullness of joy. Lord, pull me up out of this difficult situation that is in front of me.
You are God of the underdog. Raise me above these giants that I am facing. I ask this, in Jesus’ name! I declare that tomorrow will be a brighter day! Amen
Prepare me for tomorrow
You don’t know what is to come. We do know that the Lord holds it all in his hands. He is omniscient. Is he not the God that you need to prepare you for what is ahead? He sure is the one in whom I trust. When you sow the seed of prayer into tomorrow, you head into it with perfect peace.
Dear Heavenly Father, I don’t know what is to come tomorrow. Even then, I commit it into your hands. Prepare me for every challenge that will come. Strengthen my back to carry any cross that is ahead of me. Give me bravery. Fear will not be my portion tomorrow. In Jesus’ name. Amen
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