Author: Amber Jones

Beauty for Ashes | Afternoon Prayer

Father, there is nothing that has happened to me or will happen to me, nothing that I’ve done or will do or has been done to me, that you do not know about. Even my wounds, which have made me…

Read More

Far from Joy | Afternoon Prayer

Father, this afternoon I am far away from joy, from that unshakable delight you’ve promised I can find in you. The events of the day, the heartbreaking circumstances of this world, the burdens of human life have conspired to strip…

Read More

I Don’t Measure Up | Afternoon Prayer

There’s no end to the rat race of our culture, no finish line where I can finally take a breather and enjoy my accomplishments. Lord, my best consistently feels like it’s not enough to get me to the top or,…

Read More

Our Souls Are Thirsty | Afternoon Prayer

Jesus, I thirst this afternoon. I’ve wandered away, off on my own to do and interact and be without any help from you. It would seem that, after all this time, I’d have finally gotten it through my head that…

Read More

Jesus in Disguise | Afternoon Prayer

Jesus, help me to see you clearly in the faces of my family, my co-workers, my friends. Help me to see you in the needy ones and the hurting ones and the angry ones, who don’t know where to turn….

Read More

Breath Prayer | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. I cast myself before you as one desperately in need of rescue again. Like the Apostle Paul, I find myself doing things I don’t want to do and refraining from doing the things…

Read More

Surrender | Afternoon Prayer

Jesus, I surrender all of myself to you today. I give you, freely, my mind, my soul, my body, my life. I give you my work, my family, my pleasures, my goals. I give you my emotions, my time, my…

Read More

Childlike Faith | Afternoon Prayer

Father, we ask you to increase our faith so that it is as wide and trusting as a child’s. You said that the Kingdom of God belongs to those who become like children in their faith. Help us to remember…

Read More

Gratitude in Chaos | Afternoon Prayer

In the chaos of the day, Lord, I find this space of gratitude. Blessings are like hidden gems, sometimes, and I have to dig to see them, even when they’re all around me. For the breath of life in my…

Read More

My Defender | Afternoon Prayer

Mighty God, executor of justice for the oppressed, giver of food to the hungry, freer of the imprisoned, sight-giver to the blind, lifter of the bowed and broken, watcher over the immigrant, sustainer of the fatherless and the widow, frustrater…

Read More