Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Not only are You our Rock, You are also our Fortress. You are One to Whom we can flee in our desperation. You protect us, You refresh us, You train us and send us forth with Your orders in Your time. We are vulnerable, and the more we are conscious of our vulnerability, the more we learn to experience You as our Fortress. We sing, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" because it is so.
Although You are in all and present everywhere, You are distinct from Your creation. All creation depends upon You, but You are uncreated and responsible for all that has come to be.
Help me, Lord, to be a man or woman of the Book. Like the Psalmist, help me to contemplate it day and night, to make it part of my daily mainstay. Create in me, O Lord, a hunger for Your Word.
I ask You to help me relate well to other generations, to those both older and younger than me. People are people, but the times in which we were raised and our environments certainly leave their stamps upon us. Help me to be patient but assertive when appropriate. Help me seek to understand others, not simply reject those who are different from me.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today. I choose to take up Your armor, and I claim my victory as I am legally seated with Christ in heavenly places.
Lord, I am thankful for many things, three of which are: __________.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
Today I pray for Mayotte, the part of the Comoro Islands that have remained under the wings of the French. Lord, only one-tenth of one percent of these people claim to be born-again Christians, while nearly 97 percent are Muslims. Thank You for the two churches that do exist, and we pray that You would multiply the number of believers and help new works to prosper. Send Your Spirit to draw people to Yourself and to open up their eyes to the claims of Christ. We pray that the number of believers would double every year for years to come.
I offer my prayer on behalf of SEND International, "an interdenominational faith mission agency, with 500 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America." Help them as they are in the process of "Starting churches where there are none by Evangelizing the unreached, Nurturing disciples, and Developing leaders from among the national people." Provide for the workers in every way, protect them from all harms and evils, and may Your Spirit bless their efforts and draw people to Yourself. May harmony reign among the missionaries.
I pray for those in the entertainment business. I pray that Christians may influence this industry more and more, and that decent quality entertainment would become more commonplace. May entertainers be burdened to nurture and preserve the traditional family. Regenerate many in this field, and help these born-again entertainers to mature in You and to carry their convictions into their work world.
Now strengthen me to serve You today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA