Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that You are a moral God. Because of that, some things are always right and some things are always wrong. While those who reject You try to decide what is right and wrong on the basis of consensus, those who follow You base their views on Your character and Your revelation. Our consciences are at peace when they are tuned to Your ways.
Today I thank You that Your Son was born of a virgin. Since He was conceived supernaturally, He could be fully human yet uncontaminated by the sin of Adam. He was not born with a predisposition to sin, as we are, yet He could be tempted. And, although Mary was a godly woman, she was chosen because she was a descendent of David. She did not earn the right to bear the Messiah, but, You, O Lord, were gracious to her. Therefore we do not worship her or glory in her. Instead we worship and glory in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
God, help me to be a good listener. You gave me two ears and one mouth, help me to see the obvious implications of that. As James says, help me to be slow to speak but quick to listen.
Lord, like everyone else, I have fears and insecurities that haunt me. I give them to You, and ask You to help me constantly do so.
Today I pray for the 10/40 window, that area which includes much of Asia and northern Africa. We know that the Gospel has penetrated that area least of all. We pray for victories and for the Gospel to germinate and bear much fruit. Protect, prosper, and provide for Your servants in this part of the world. Give them very much fruit for their labors, and bind the Evil One, I ask.
Today I pray for the North Canada Evangelical Mission, “...an interdenominational faith organization seeking to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the First Nations of Canada.” I pray for its 50 points of ministry and its 270 members. Help them as they evangelize, disciple, and plant churches. Bless them with harmony, provision, and the power of Your Spirit, I pray.
I pray for artists in all fields. We know that artists have more influence on a society than most people realize. We pray that an epidemic of regeneration would break out among the art community, and that the number of Christians in this field would multiply tenfold.
Now, Lord, help me think with a renewed mind today, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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