Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that You are a sensible God. You think reasonably. Your thinking is infallible and perfect. Although You are emotional, Your actions always reflect Your intellect, emotion and will. You are never carried away to irrationality, despite the intensity of Your feelings.
Dear Lord, please address the following needs in my life: __________.
I pray for friends and family, including: __________.
I also pray that You would help me to love my family members as I should. Help me put You first, my family second and then the rest of life third. Help me balance the rest of life between work, church, work around the house, extended family, social activities and community involvement.
I thank You, Lord, that You have taken away my heart of stone and given me a heart of flesh, a new nature, the Law of God written upon my heart. I am so privileged to be under the New Covenant, to know You and be indwelt by Your Spirit.
Help my heart to stay sensitive to Your leadings and will for my life. Help me to check in with headquarters often, not to make the big decisions on my own.
Today I pray for the Central African Republic. Thank You for the great growth of the evangelical church, nearly 35% profess to be born-again. Yet the level of depth, doctrinal purity, vision, and tribal divisiveness has kept the church from maturing as it should. We pray for the training organizations, and especially for discipleship ministries focusing upon children and young people. We pray that the evangelical church would work together, would grow in depth as well as breadth, and that Your Spirit would move mightily in this society.
I also remember the fine ministry of NTM, New Tribes Mission, as they, "...are reaching people who've never had a single opportunity to hear the Good News. Mission trips carry Christ's Gospel to parts of the world where living and working conditions are often difficult." Thank You for the many missionaries who serve around the world and are involved in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Protect them, help them to have harmony with one another, and provide all they need and beyond. May Your Spirit prosper and bless their work.
Today I pray for computer technicians and others members of the communication/information profession. They are crucial to modern life, even to modern ministry. May many in these fields come to know You, and help the Christians to be good testimonies.
Now help me glorify You today, I pray, in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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