Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You have been so good to me. You are excellent in all Your ways, and Your gracious kindness overwhelms me. Because You are good, You work all together for good toward those Who love God.
Lord, thank You that You have created me with a conscience. That is part of what it means to be in Your image. Thank You what when I accepted Jesus, You intensified that conscience by giving me a new nature, a deeper etching of Your Law upon my heart of flesh. Help me to live my life according to that new natureónot according to my old, rationalizing one.
Lord, help me to set my mind on the good and lovely things of life. Prevent me from becoming cynical; instead help me be a positive testimony toward others as I highlight God's grace in my life.
Lord, help me to keep a positive and constructive attitude when I have to deal with people I do not enjoy. Part of me wants to take a dig, but I don't think this would please You. Although You do encourage me to assert myself and speak the truth, You want me to do so in love, not out of getting even. Help me to leave justice in these small matters to You.
"Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today."
Lord, I am thankful for many things, three of which are: __________.
Lord, the nation of Australia is one that usually brings a smile to our faces as we envision kangaroos and crocodile hunters. But spiritually, only 10 percent of the population attends church in a given week. We thank You that there are some strong evangelical churches, even within the Anglican church. But we pray that You would stir up Your people to seek Your face, and that the Australian believers would become more committed than ever. We also pray that You would double their number within the next decade. Please revive the church in Australia.
Today we remember the American Missionary Fellowship, a ministry that seeks to reach people in the United States. In the past, they helped organize and plant Sunday Schools, and now they seek to reach the various cultures residing within the U.S. Give them fruit for their labor, keep them true to You, and provide for their needs.
We remember our local Red Cross chapters. Thank You for the help they offer, provide for them, and guide them.
Please make my day a day of service of You, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA