Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that God the Son is the Mighty God, the Father of Eternity, and the Prince of Peace. There is only One God, and there is no one like God. But, according to Hebrews 1, the Son is the exact representation of God and like God in every way. Isaiah tells us that the Messiah would be called, “The Mighty God.” Coupled with His incarnation, He is truly Emmanuel, God with us. The idea that there is one God, but that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the One God and yet have distinct personas is difficult to understand, but it is the summary of what the Scriptures teach. Jesus Christ is the Son of Man, and therefore man. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and therefore God.
If our Savior were merely a man, He could not atone for our sins, as Psalm 49:7-8 says, “No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him—the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough.” Because Christ was also God and His human and divine nature are inseparable, His shed blood was in some sense God’s blood (Acts 20:28). Thank You for the redemption I have by believing in Jesus Christ as my once-and-for-all-time offering for sin.
Lord, I am thankful for many things, three of which are: __________.
Today I pray for the evangelical church worldwide, all congregations made up mostly of people who claim to have been born-again and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who believe in the deity of Christ, His death on the cross for our sins, the literal resurrection, who stand for the Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God, and who believe in salvation by grace through faith alone, apart from works. Thank You that although Christianity has declined slightly as a percentage of the world’s population, evangelical Christianity has grown from 84.5 million (2.8%) in 1960 to 420 million (6.9%) in 2000.
But, Lord, we know that growth does not necessarily mean truth. Indeed, sometimes those who follow the truth decline in number. So please, Lord, help evangelical Christians to crave Your Word, to value knowledge and doctrine, and to address the questions of our day with intelligence and conviction as has been our heritage.
Lord, I remember Trans World Radio (TWR), “the most far-reaching Christian radio network in the world. Programs in over 190 languages and dialects are aired from more than 2,700 broadcasting outlets around the globe, including 14 international transmitting sites, satellite, cable, Internet and local AM and FM stations. Every day, TWR’s broadcasts reach millions in over 160 countries.” Thank You for the over 2,000 team members, and for the great fruit of this ministry. Provide for them, protect them, bless them by Your Spirit, and help the workers to experience harmony among all. May Your Spirit draw men, women, and young people to Christ by using this ministry.
Father, help me please You today, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen
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