Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You for being so longsuffering. Although You become angry and You express Your wrath, revealing it from heaven, You delay Your anger. You are patient, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance. You have put up with me as well, tolerating my stubborn heart and nurturing me toward growth. Thank You that You are not quick-tempered, nor do You ever act unreasonably.
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). So I bring my sins before You now. I do not excuse them, but I freely admit them and ask for Your forgiveness.
Father, thank You that the Lord Jesus, after dying once for all mankind and at one point in time, ascended back into heaven, never to die again. As the risen victor, He sits at Your right hand and prays for us and defends us against the devil's accusations.
Help me, Lord, to likewise be on the lookout for ways I can help my brothers and sisters in Christ. My life is so busy, and sometimes I feel pulled in too many directions. But help me to care about others.
That brings me to setting priorities. Help me to seek Your kingdom and righteousness first, and then I will be able to view the rest of life from the right perspective.
Lord, I remember the small nation of Brunei, near Indonesia. This is an oil-wealthy country ruled by a sultan who might be the richest man in the world. The Christians in this land are finding it more and more difficult to live their faith. Islam is the state religion—and Muslims are pushing to make Brunei 100% Muslim. What freedoms are left from the past are being eliminated. We thank You that about 5% of the people in Brunei claim to be born-again, and we pray that their numbers might double. We also pray that the government would recognize the rights of its people to freely choose and share religious beliefs.
Today I pray for World Missionary Radio Fellowship, HCJB. Thank You for their many years of radio transmissions around the world. Thank You for their facility in Quito, Ecuador, and the multitudes of people who hear the Gospel and grow in the Lord through this strategic ministry. Provide harmony to all who make up the organizations, finances, and, most importantly, the backing of Your Holy Spirit.
Also bless the mail carriers and postal workers who provide such an important service to the rest of us. May many come to know You, and may those who do freely share their faith.
Lord, guide me in all my choices today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA