Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
O Holy One,
You are perfect. You have no flaws, quirks, problems, or inadequacies. Your are complete and cannot be improved upon. Your attributes blend harmoniously. You make no mistakes; You do not need to learn by trial and error. No one can add knowledge, skill, or insight to Your perfection, for You have all of these to an infinite degree. You are morally perfect as well; You do not err in any way.
Lord, You made a covenant with Noah and his descendents after the flood. You promised that You would never destroy the entire world with a worldwide flood again. You also obligated we humans to practice justice in defending human dignity and to promote a solid family structure. Help me to remember Your faithfulness the next time I see a rainbow!
Lord, help me become a person who keeps his or her word. May my word be my bond, and help me even to honor my mistakes unless doing so would be sinful.
Gentle Shepherd, help me to develop good relational skills. Help me know how to make people feel relaxed and accepted in my presence. Keep me from policing others.
Today, Lord, I pray for the nation of Taiwan. Even though the people of Taiwan have more freedom and prosperity than those in Communist China, they have not responded to the Gospel as have those on the mainland. Only 2.7% of the Taiwanese claim to be born-again, and for decades the church has stagnated. Thank You that it is once again beginning to grow. Provide solid pastors and leaders for the church, and may Your Spirit bless the Jesus film and other outreaches. May His gentle wind blow over Taiwan.
I remember Red Sea Team International as it seeks, "to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups, primarily...within the 10/40 window...to share this Good News through both our words and our deeds...to lead lost [people]...into a living relationship with Christ. We seek to disciple and teach others...[and]...seek...church planting movements." Bless this important ministry. May Your Spirit empower and prepare the way for their efforts, and may You provide for them, protect them, and help them to work harmoniously.
I pray for Christian counselors throughout this world. Give them wisdom and insight beyond themselves as they help their counselees to overcome sin, nurture marriages, overcome the affects of trauma and abuse, or seek God's will for their situations.
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.
Bless me this day, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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Kokomo, Indiana, USA