Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Today is a unique day, a date that is only on the calendar one in four years. Yet time is irrelevant to You. Because You completely master all there is, we can run to You as our shield. Time is Your time; the massive energy within each atom Your plaything. Because You are predisposed toward we who are in Christ, we can flee behind You as our shield. Whether it is Satan's fiery darts or the trials of life, You want to be our Shield of shelter.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today. May I draw near to You so that You will draw near to me. Help me resist the devil so he will flee.
Since this is obviously a leap year, that means elections are not far behind. This Fall, we will make some important decisions here in the U.S. Guide us in our voting, and help us to trust that You are working Your purposes in Your Providence.
Help me to look not only at my own things, but to unselfishly love others. May this love begin with those closest to me: family, friends, neighbors, and then spread outward.
Today I pray for all missionaries throughout this world who are true to the Gospel and the fundamentals of Your Word. Prosper them, guide them, protect them, and provide for them. Your Holy Spirit is infinite, for He is God. May He sovereignly move in our world to produce great fruit. Today we especially pray for the Muslim people. Muslims are often very committed to their religion, but they merely acknowledge Jesus as a great prophet. They do not recognize Him as God, nor do they believe He died on the cross for our sins and rose again. We pray that through the Jesus Film and other means, that You would reap a great harvest from within Islamic lands. We also pray that people of all religions would recognize the importance of respecting religious freedom, whether it works for or against us.
We remember our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. We especially remember the Voice of the Martyrs as they seek to connect us with information and prayer needs for those in nations where persecution is severest. We especially pray for Sudan, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, and Viet Nam. We pray that these governments would recognize the rights given by our Creator, including the right to practice and propagate religion. Help the believers in these lands to be wise beyond themselves and thus able to thwart persecution. When they cannot, help them to be strong in your strength and not their own.
Help me serve You faithfully today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA