Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You, Father, that You are a Teacher. As Your Word states, You, "instruct us in the way we should go." You counsel us, You lead us, and, by Your Spirit, You penetrate our hearts and minds. You are constantly developing us, teaching us, and leading us. You are the ultimate Teacher. It amazes me that You even want to tutor me. Help me to be a wiling and motivated student!
I pray for my lost friends and family members, including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.
Lord, thank You that you have given us all things richly to enjoy. Although the comforts of this world can distract us, there is no virtue in denying ourselves the wholesome pleasures of life. Treating ourselves harshly does nothing to make us more godly (Colossians 2:23). Yet, Lord, You do want me to have self-control, a part of the fruit of Your Spirit. So help me to learn to be moderate in all things.
Almighty One, help me to feel well today. Check pain and illness, if this is Your will. Although sometimes You use bodily weaknesses to help us depend upon You, or You allow us to experience them as those who share in the consequences of the curse (for our bodies are not yet redeemed—Romans 8:23-24), yet it is also true that sometimes we have not because we ask not. So I am asking.
Today I pray for the nation of Bulgaria in Eastern Europe. Only about 2 percent of the population claims to be born-again, and the Orthodox Church has campaigned against evangelicals, accusing us of being cannibals and tied to the criminal element. Please stop these slanders and multiply the evangelical church tenfold over the next decade. Help the leaders to mature, and provide for them.
Today we pray for InterAct Ministries as they reach people around the top of the North Pacific Ocean including Alaska, parts of Canada and parts of Russia. Many of these are indigenous people who have not been evangelized. Bless their staff, missionaries, and ministries. Help them work together well, to be personally strong in You, and to be blessed by Your Spirit with much fruit for their labors.
Today I pray for those who work to make traffic control efficient and safe.
Help me bring the joy of Jesus to others today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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