Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Great, Almighty Father,
I praise You that You are a god who feels sorrow. Your Spirit can be grieved. He actually becomes sad when we resist Him and stifle His work in our lives. We know that You take no pleasure in the death of the wicked. In addition, Your Son, when He was on earth, was prophesied to be, "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief," according to Isaiah 53. You understand my heartbreaks, and You feel my sorrows. When I multiply my sorrows by the number of humans on earth at any time, I marvel that You feel each sorrow.
Today I celebrate the fact that I have been baptized by Your Spirit into the body of Christ, the blessing of all believers (1 Corinthians 12:13). I thank You that Your Spirit indwells me—and every genuine believer (Romans 8:9), and I pray that He would fill me completely. I would love to see His fruit in my life, day by day.
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me of them, and You will cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I do not excuse my transgression and omissions, but I freely admit them and ask for Your forgiveness. So I bring my sins before You now: __________.
Lord, help me to be a good manager of my time. I do not want to live the hurried lifestyle, but I need to be efficient in some areas that I might have more relaxed times later. Enlighten me as to how I might do this.
Today I remember the Bahamas. Although there are many professed evangelical Christians there, the quality is weak. Drugs, materialism, and low commitment really make the church ineffective and often without strong leadership. We pray that Your Spirit would stir up the believers there, that they might truly be in the world but not of the world.
Today we remember the outreach of Avant Ministries. We thank you for the many countries in which they minister, and we pray that you would bless them with much fruit for their labor as men, women, and children accept Christ and grow in Him. Help the missionaries to work well together, and reduce conflicts and other relational problems. Provide for them financially, and bind Satan as he seeks to undermine their work. Keep them true to You.
Today we pray that you would help those who work in the tow truck business. We know they are often unappreciated—except when we need them. We also sympathize with their sometimes gruesome work. We pray that we would remember to seek to witness to them when we need them.
Lord, please help me honor You, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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