My Evening Thoughts;

Heavenly Father, I pray for Your Great Wisdom to speak and do. I pray for inner peace that propels me to do right and to show Your Light. Ugliness does not grow on Your Tree but happiness, joy and peace among other great ripe fruit. Please place more than a bar of steel between me and anyone that wants bad to be my lot in life.

I ask for goodness, graciousness and mercy. May I be a receiver of both mercy and grace that pours from The Eternal.


Grant my tongue to walk-talk like a gentle lamb and my actions to graze upon the hills that produce a place for my eyes to go upward and not downward. Keep me from temptations that try to overcome me. Help me to forgive those that do evil against me and use their raw energy against me to enhance my energy with fire to move fast among the creative good gifts that you have bestowed upon me to use for good.

“I often think of the heavens your hands have made,
and of the moon and stars you put in place.
Then I ask, “Why do you care about us humans?
Why are you concerned for us weaklings?” Psalm 8:3-4 (CEV)

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13 thoughts on “My Evening Thoughts;

  1. Sometimes I wonder what Jesus talked to His Father about all night long. Reading your pray and thoughts gives me a glimpse into a possible answer because of the depth of creative communication that you express here…like a painting unfolding layer by layer.
    Thank you. I appreciate the priviledge of being able to read it…even pray along with it.

  2. Debi, your comment brings to my mind a most favorite thought of mine from “The Gift: Poems by Hafiz that says, “How Did the rose Ever open its heart And give to the world All its Beauty: It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being, Otherwise We all remain Too Frightened.”

  3. Sara’s & Debi’s writings bring to mind….”it felt the encouragement of light Against its Being”……and that spoke to me…The rose must have opened its heart unfolding one petal, one petal, one petal, until its true being was exposed in all its glory. It’s sort of like the Word of God exposing line upon line, precept upon precept until the True Being of Jesus Christ is exposed for all the world to see, know and love. For whosoever will look upon the rose will be dazzled by its beauty! ” But whoever looks into the perfect law of Love & liberty, and continues in it, not forgetting, but being a doer of the work, this one shall be blessed in his deed.whosoever will look into the Law of Love.” James 1:25

  4. I agree in prayer, with Sara. I’d also like to add to my prayer: Matthew 10: 16. “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” Father, help me to be as shrewd as snakes, but harmless as doves. In Jesus name, Amen.

  5. Needles, that is more than a page full to think about being as shrewd as a snake but as harmless as a dove. One thought that comes to my mind is ‘a snake’ puts many, if not most, people on the run just by seeing them or even knowing they are in the area. I would also think it would mean use discernment in your speaking, doing and being. How to spend your money. How to handle difficult situations. The harmless as a dove makes me think the Holy Spirit will enlighten me to any and all situations so I can know when to fly and when to set around and coo.

    Interestingly, we are not told what kind of snake. Regardless, they all have something in common and that is being shrewd. And, that means be anything but stupid!

  6. “…and use their raw energy against me to enhance my energy with fire to move fast among the creative good gifts that you have bestowed upon me to use for good.” I think this isan excellent example of being shrewd (an artful practice) because it uses purposed evil as an advantage.
    Most of us would probably react stupidly to evil’s ‘raw energy’ with an emotion such as anger or resentment or feeling offended, which would only serve to slow us down and detract from our purposefulness. So we would be the losers.

  7. Excellent Debi according to The Word! You have harnessed angry and resentment…

    Maybe we could use forgiveness as a jogging suit. Exchange bitterness for running shoes. I think we could come up with a full jogging attire of power words that could be translated from the raw energy column to an ‘energy sprint’ if we put them in action!

    My friend Brooke wrote on her FB tonight; “Lost power right in the middle of my workout. On the bright side, I get extra QT time with the hubby!!!” Always something better when we channel the right attitude to the right place…..

  8. Running a marathon in the garb of forgiveness, garment of praise (and positive attitude) and the shoes of preparedness of the Gospel surely would win and bring a laurel wreath of gold to lay before the King of kings.
    When we listen to the Holy Ghost at all times, we will never lose POWER!

  9. OK, MG, good idea not to take baggage with when one wants to win a race. Run LIGHT!

    I think a tongue can be baggage (James 3:6 And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.) therefore I pray; “Grant my tongue to walk-talk like a gentle lamb and my actions to graze upon the hills that produce a place for my eyes to go upward and not downward.”

  10. “I often think of the heavens your hands have made,
    and of the moon and stars you put in place.”…
    It seems to me that misdirected thoughts can entangle and weigh the mind down, but thoughts directed towards the heavens will keep things in the right perspective.

  11. A+ Debi for where to keep my mind and eyes. It seems to be the psalmist knew eye and hand coordination. When the eye saw the heavens that God’s hand had made and the mind grasped the wonder of it the hand took to his pen. And, let us never ever forget the tongue took to the voice of praise and not doom and gloom!

    Hey you, this is awesome. I feel better seeing it in writing. Running outside with my dogs and seeing the heavens and running to my pen computer keyboard and blasting with my voice, “How awesome is OUR GoD!

    Well, today is my son’s Birthday. 🙂

  12. Yes…Sara, Let’s all look up; look out; look for; I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help…… Looking for Jesus’ return.
    Many signs are here. The greatest sign is: those who love the LORD , LOOKING UP with expectancy (remember your blog on expectancy ?)

    And yes, what a lovely son you do have!!! Happy Birthday Chris. Blessings and prosperity and favor to you with the Lord Jesus Christ and with your fellow man.

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