Friday, August 12, 2011

An Evening Review


Gorham D. Abbot wrote in 1833 Rules for Daily Conduct. We are to make God’s Word the rule by which we act. We do all things by the power God and in strength of Christ and do all to the glory of God. In the evening, you review. Love it!

While waiting on sustenance or as you are careening towards sleep do an Evening Review. Set aside a moment in the evening for confession, course correction and counsel. Review the events of the day. Thank God for whatever grace and mercy showed up on your behalf throughout the day. Ask God to help you discern the meaning of the events that took place or the personalities you encountered. Confess sins, receive forgiveness and give forgiveness. Release, relax and rest!

“And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at he eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw…”

Genesis 24: 63

Lord, by your grace I will set aside an evening moment to savor the events of the day and seek wise counsel for tomorrow.

Remember to breathe. Add the Evening Review to your daily Praycation Practices: Daily First-thing-in-the-morning breathing prayer, 31 minutes of prayer, 31 seconds of silence, 31 seconds of praise and weekly, at least 31 minutes studying God’s Word.

Share this invitation with others. Be sure to share you prayer experiences in the comment section.


1 comment:

  1. Bishop McKenzie, this is the first time I have been a part of Praycation and I have enjoyed every day. Today's scripture and prayer were right on time. I cant wait until this evening when I get to release, relax and rest and most importantly talk to God about my day! A lot has happened today and I am eager to spend thoughtful time reflecting on it all in the spirit filled way. Thank you Soror for creating this opportunity for everyone to share in Praycation.
    M. Pruitt