Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the immortal God. You can never die, never be harmed, and never be vulnerable. Yet, at the same time, You know the sensation of death, being harmed, and being vulnerable. Because You, O God the Son, took on human flesh, and because Your deity was and is united to Your humanity, there is a sense in which we are saved by God's blood (Acts 20:28). Nonetheless, as deity, You have never died, nor can You. All the great leaders of earth have been mortal; we know no one like You. But then again, we are not surprised.
Today I thank You that my standing before You is perfect, because You see me in Christ. When You look at me, You see not my own righteousness—which is like filthy rags; no, You see the righteousness of Christ which has legally been given me the moment I received Him. In daily life my state—what I am practically—is far from perfect, as anyone close to me can testify. Lord, help my state more closely align with my standing!
Today I ask You to watch me as I travel. This is a dangerous world, and I pray for safety. May my vehicle(s) perform well, and watch over me, I pray.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today.
I pray for the small European nation of Belgium with its varied languages and people groups. Sadly, secular humanism has swept over this land, as it has most of Europe. Help the small evangelical population of just better than 1 percent to be bold, wise, and shine their lights. May Your Spirit hover over this land, drawing many to Yourself. We pray that, beginning this year, the church would experience unprecedented growth.
Today I pray for Cadence International, a ministry seeking to reach and disciple our military. We know, Lord, that many strong Christians become that way during their young adult years. Help this ministry to make a profound impact upon many whom, in turn, impact many others.
Father, I remember home healthcare nurses today. They make it possible for elderly folks to avoid nursing home life. There is no place like home, and home becomes more precious when we sense we are near to losing our independence. Help these professionals, give them wisdom, and may they feel appreciated.
Shine Your light upon me today and help me reflect it to others, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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Kokomo, Indiana, USA