Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Owner of all. Not only do You own the cattle on a thousand hills, You own the entire universe with its vast and countless stars. You own all, for You created all. You are the Uncaused Source of all events. Nothing has its being apart from You. You own me by virtue of creation but also by virtue of redemption. You have purchased me with the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been bought with a price, therefore You expect me to glorify You in my body.
Thank You that my body is not evil. Although my whole being is affected by sin, my body is no more affected than my soul and mind, for Your Word tells me that the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. But my body can be used for good or evil. Help me not accept the lie that the physical is evil and the spiritual is good. After the six days of creation, You saw all You had made, and it was all good, including the human body. But my sinful nature, the flesh, refers to that invisible operating system, that mentality leads both my body and my mind in directions contrary to You. And physical deprivation can do nothing to control that nature (Colossians 2:23). No, it is by walking in the Spirit that I can put to death the deeds of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
Lord God, I have many requests to present before You, a few of which are: __________.
I also need motivation, direction, perseverance, wisdom, and Your Spirit’s power in my life. Both the routines of life and the challenges of life have a way of wearing me down. I need to have the attitude that says, “Do not grow weary in doing well.” Lord, I confess my weariness, and look to You to reinvigorate me.
Today I pray for the many students in the world, especially those on college campuses in lands other than their homelands. In the world, there are over 50 million such students in 46,000 universities and colleges. Few of these know Christ as Savior.
Bless and use the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students to impact these campuses. The Navigators has made an impact on these students, as have organizations like Campus Crusade for Christ and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Also bless the efforts of groups that attempt to place Christian faculty members in universities around the world.
Lord, we know that a sampling of the world comes to universities in the U.S. We pray that the evangelical community there would extend warm welcomes and befriend these individuals. We pray that many will come to know You, but even among those who do not, we pray that the claims of Christ would be grasped, and that they would return home tolerant and favorable toward Christianity. We pray that many such individual would later accept Christ.
Help me keep You in mind today, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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