Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
God my Father,
You are light, and in You is no darkness at all! You are pure, You are overpowering, You are distinct from Your creation. You entertain no dark ways. We have a dark side to us, hearts that are deceitful and desperately wicked. But You have no dark side, not hidden evils, not corrupt ways. You are light, and You shed light upon those who humble themselves before You. You expose us—and all creation—for what it is. Because You are light, we cannot hide from You.
I thank You, Lord, that Your Spirit is convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Thank You that Your Spirit also restrains evil. We appreciate that, though men and women without Christ are lost, they are still in Your image, damaged as that image is because of the Fall. Therefore, things are not nearly as bad as they could be.
Lord, help me be a person of discernment. There are many false teachings out there, many schemes to trick or confuse me. Help me not be gullible but discerning, discreet, and perceptive. Many I know the truth so well that I easily recognize error.
Father, I pray for the health needs of friends and family members, including: __________. I also pray for a few other needs: __________.
Today I pray for the Asian nation of Bhutan. Less than one half of one percent of the people are born-again. Such a small number! We know that it is against the law to try to convert a Buddhist or Hindu in the Buddhist monarchy. Christians are barely tolerated, demonism abounds, and this nation is one of the least evangelized in the world. We know the country is closed to missionaries. Help the Christians to share Christ, and help the church there to grow exponentially. Bless the evangelists from India who reach out near the border areas.
I pray for Crossover Communications as they train and multiply church planters in Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and the Ukraine. May their work be effective, their cooperation exemplary, their fruit monumental. May Your Spirit pave the way as they seek to establish local churches in this region. May the churches flourish, and, dear Lord, please raise up individuals for this task.
Today we pray for school principals everywhere. May many come to know and follow You, and help them to influence others for Christ. May they promote values that honor You and bless others.
And now, Lord, remind me of Your presence throughout my day, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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