Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
At the beginning of this New Year, I recognize that You are the God of time. You do not age; You know the end from the beginning. Our Lord Jesus Christ described Himself as the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Therefore I recognize that my times are in Your hands.
Lord, I love Your church. She is imperfect, and I must admit I contribute toward her flaws. But she is also strong, for the gates of hell will not prevail against her. I also contribute toward her strength, but I do so by Your grace. Lord, help me contribute more toward the church's strength and less toward her flaws.
This being the New Year, many people make resolutions. Instead, I ask that I might see more of the fruit of the Spirit, particularly self-control, in my life. I do not want to make more promises that I fail to keep; instead, I want to stay the course in walking with You.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
Lord, I have many personal needs. My relationships, my health, the decisions I need to make—O, Lord, grant me wisdom and blessing.
Today I pray for the nation of Afghanistan. There are such few believers in that land; a few years ago, only 3,000 people claimed any form of Christianity. With the country's newfound freedom, I pray that Your Spirit would move and bring many to You. Help the few believers there are to have wisdom as they try to live within the confines of a deeply Muslim society.
Closer to home, I remember the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Bless them and give them fruit at all levels.
Please give our president wisdom, and help the president to put Your will and the needs of our people above political concerns.
I pray that this would be a positive day and that I would welcome the New Year with Your joy.
For I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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