Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What to Say During Your Evening Prayer

How to pray the evening prayer;
Scheme for ten minutes at the end of the day.

Review the day.

Run over your day backwards in the recollected presence of God, and you'll almost certainly have a double need.

Confess your sins to God.

Things will come to your mind which will not be pleasant to recall.... 

A failure here;  something not strictly truthful; and missed opportunities for doing good…

Deal with each thing separately. 

ITEMIZE your sins. Don't bundle your beastliness or pettiness together in one of those all inclusive phrases; "Forgive me all my sins."

But DO feel remorseful over them in their separateness, claiming forgiveness in our Lord Jesus Christ, and have a greater wariness in the future. 

Make restitution where you can.

Give thanks.

Every evening will bring its occasion for GRATITUDE to God - for morning prayers answered, and for help through the day. 

Let the day close with a warm, inward awareness that God has, indeed, been WITH you all through the day.

Before sleeping, COMMIT yourself to God again; "Father into Your hands I commend my spirit."

Much love,
Melina xxx

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful, insightful and practical way of praying in the evening. Thank you Melina! You are a true princess of God :) xo