Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Yahweh, the Great I AM,
I thank You that You are completely capable. Not only do You have all power, and not only do You have all knowledge, but You also have the ability to coordinate the power with the knowledge to get the job done, and to do it perfectly. We thank You that You have the skill and competence to be fully capable. Therefore, we know You are able to oversee our lives—miniscule as they seem—in comparison to Your grandeur.
Your Word tells us that there is one mediator between God and man, the Lord Jesus Christ. As man, He understands our lot and represents us because He is one of us. As God the Son, He is deity, one Person of the blessed Trinity. He therefore not only fully understands both perspectives, He has experienced humanity: temptation and the limitations of human life, yet without sin. Yet He has the infinite understanding and holy character that comes from being God the Son.
Lord, Help me develop holiness in my life. Help me to consider myself dead to sin and alive to God today.
Father, I have many needs. I need the sense of security that only You can give. The news headlines are often frightening and grievous; help me to remember that my citizenship is in heaven. Conquer my fears.
Please address the following needs: __________.
I remember the nation of Aruba in prayer. This Dutch speaking Latin-American island is noted for its beauty. We pray that this would become the case in the spiritual realm as well. We pray that the relatively small evangelical church there would double over the next decade, that rivalry among evangelical churches would lessen, and we thank You for the religious freedom in that nation.
Today we pray for a mission organization that focus upon the other side of the world, the African Inland Mission (AIM). Africa has its challenges: the spreading of Islam, AIDS, tribal hostility and polarization, a competitive spirit among evangelical churches, and poverty. We pray that You would provide solid indigenous leaders for the good churches there, that You would push back Islam, and that many Africans would become consistently surrendered to Your will. Protect, provide, prosper with health, and guide the missionaries who served there.
At home we pray for our State Senators. Help them to come to know You, to fear You, to govern in light of their relationship with You, and to seek the best interest of the people of our state.
Now, Lord, open doors for me today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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If you are interested, you can find more information about the missions organization(s) noted above.
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