Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Lord God of Heaven and Earth,
You are my Rock. You do not change, You are a sure foundation, and we are wise to build our lives upon You. We know what happens to those who build on the sand when a storm comes along. And life holds many storms. Just as the rock provided water for the children of Israel as they journeyed in the wilderness, so You too not only provide us with a sure foundation but You also refresh our very souls.
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Guide our president, senators, representatives, judges, and state and local elected or appointed leaders. Help them know You, follow You, and do Your will. May Your childrenóthose born of your Spiritóbe able to live peacefully in our land without being pressured to compromise Your demands.
Lord, thank You that You have delivered Your children from the wrath that will be experienced by those who do not know Christ. We need not fear the fires of hell or eternity apart from You. Instead, we will be feasting with You, enjoying Your riches, and fellowship with our Savior and the multitudes that have trusted Him.
Lord, I want to be a considerate person. Help me to frequently put myself in the shoes of other people, and to do to them as I would have them do to me.
Help me with my friendships, Lord. It takes time and effort to maintain and nurture friendships, and sometimes I am hesitant to take initiative. I want to be invited, but not to invite. Help me not to take a passive role, Lord.
Today I pray for the nation of Comoro Islands. These islands off the coast of Africa are heavily Muslim; less than one-tenth of one percent claim to be born-again Christians. It is illegal to distribute Christian literature, and Christians are ostracized from society. Thank You for the Christian medical and veterinary workers who bear testimony to the love of Christ. We pray that the number of believers would increase tenfold over the next 5 years. May Your Spirit work mightily to overcome the darkness of this land. Help the Christians to stand strongly, firmly and wisely.
I remember the Rio Grande Bible Institute as they train workers for ministry. Help them particularly impact the Spanish-speaking world by training leaders, as well as through their radio and literature ministries. May Your Spirit guide the leadership and student body.
I pray for those who work in accounting and bookkeeping. I know these are important fields. Help them to do their work as for You, and may those who know Christ share their faith and show their faith by faithful, dependable work.
Work in me to will and to do of Your good pleasure, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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