Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are Yahweh, the Great I AM. You especially use Your Name when You are talking about keeping Your Covenants. Your Word is Your seal; what You promise, You deliver. Some of Your Covenants are conditional, others unconditional. Your unconditional covenants fascinate me: not matter what humans do, You will do what You have promised. Your determination to honor Your Word is one of many things that is so impressive about You!
Lord, one day You will judge those who know You for the purpose of reward. Some of Your children will be saved so as by fire. Others will have few rewards, while yet others receive many. Help me to store up for myself treasures in heaven. Help me remember that my labor for You is not in vain. May I make an abundant entrance, receiving Your, "well done, good and faithful servant." Although I am saved by Your grace and not my merit, I will be rewarded in heaven according to my faithful service.
So, Lord, help me to be a person of endurance. Help me not to get weary in well-doing. Keep me from rusting out, keep me from burning out, instead, help me to faithfully hold out when it comes to serving You.
Lord, every day I am confronted with choices. Many choices do not even register as choices because habit or protocol makes the decision for me. Yet, Lord, I am called upon to decide things that affects others, myself, and the sometimes Your kingdom. May I be a person of wisdom, a person guided by Your Spirit.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today.
Today I pray for the South American nation of Chile. Thank You that almost 17% of the population claim to be born-again! But, Lord, the churches lack solid leaders, solid doctrine, and solid thinking. Help the Christians there to value and develop their minds for You, to love You, not just with their hearts but with their minds, strength, souls and hearts. Revive the lackluster condition of the church; help believers to be more faithful in church attendance and help them find and pursue good discipleship opportunities.
I remember Partners International, a ministry which, "has actively sought opportunities to bring the hope of the gospel to the world's difficult places. We specialize in partnering with indigenous Christian ministries in the developing world. Partners International links prayer and financial support from Christians in the West with third-world agencies ministering to spiritually, emotionally and physically needy people." Bless their efforts, provide for the nationals, and may those who are supported be faithful to their calling.
Today I pray for the many good community organizations which help the needy or provide services that make a difference.
Bless my day, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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