We are called to love God and to love our neighbor. However, how can we love if we have never received the love of God? This amazing love comes from believing in Jesus of Nazareth. He is the one who died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, and He is alive forevermore. He desires to fully restore us into a right relationship with our Heavenly Father. So, let’s turn our attention to Jesus in order to receive the Father’s love.
I pray that we would choose to receive your love. You sent Jesus into the world, not to judge us, but to save us. In receiving your love, we can learn how to love you, love others, and love ourselves. May we choose your love, so that we can be forgiven of our sins, and be brought back into a fully restored relationship with you.
Thank you, Father. Amen.
The crown of righteousness awaits me. It requires that I deny myself, take up my cross, and follow you. I know that I no longer live, but you live within me. So, help me to strip off every weight that slows me down, especially the sin that so easily trips me up. And let me run with endurance the race that you’ve set before me.
May I continue to persevere, to rest when you call me to be still, and to drink from your living fountain when I am thirsty. May I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward. I can do all things through you who strengthens me, so there is nothing impossible for me to do, because I believe in you.
Its time to go to bed. I pray that you will help me to begin to rest. As I close my eyes, may I gently drift off to sleep. If I begin to worry, or have difficulty sleeping, may you comfort me with your presence. Bring to me your perfect love which casts out all fear. I ask for pleasant dreams, and a sound sleep, so that my body can relax, and fully rest. Let your peace guard my heart and my mind, may your joy be my strength, fill me with your hope to encourage me, and allow your love to safely guard me, as I rest in your everlasting arms. Good night, Father. Amen.
You are the light of the world, and you live within every believer. Your light shines within us, and we are called to shine this light, even to those who walk in darkness. As your followers, may we never walk in darkness, because only you have the light of life. This light is never to be hidden, but to be placed on high so that everyone can see it.
You have called us out of darkness, and into your wonderful light. Help us to walk in the light, as you are in the light, to enjoy fellowship with one another, knowing that your blood cleanses us from all sin. You are our light and our salvation, whom shall we fear? You are forever the stronghold of our lives, and we never have to be afraid.
Thank you for every good and perfect gift that we receive from the Father of lights. May your Word continue to be the lamp for our feet, and the light for our path. Help us to keep our eyes pure, for they are the lamps of our bodies, If our eyes are healthy, then our whole body is full of light. To you be the glory, Lord Jesus. Amen.