Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Father of Eternity. There was a time when there was no time or dimension. But You were there. You created height and depth, two created entities that cannot separate us from Your love. You created time. All events have a cause, but You are not an event. All creation had a beginning, but You are not created and therefore not part of creation, though You interact with Your creation. You are the Eternal Father.
Lord, I am totally helpless to deliver myself from Your wrath. I owe You total obedience to begin with, so if I owe You my all and yet sin, how can I make up for sin? How could I give You more than the “all” I already owe You? My helplessness and spiritual bankruptcy means I am totally depraved, spiritually broke. That is why I needed a Savior to rescue me; I could not rescue myself.
Now that I have received, help me to learn to both give and receive. Help me give to others of my resources, including things like time and energy. When others give to me, help me to thankfully receive. Keep me from being one of those persons who wants to owe no one but wants others to owe me. Help me to see such egotism and such a controlling disposition for what it is.
Please address the following needs: __________.
Lord, help me get along with those I see most: family, coworkers, friends and neighbors. Help me make extra effort to resolve conflict and to initiate fellowship. Keep me from being too aggressive or too passive.
Father, thank You for Your work in Costa Rica. We are grateful for the 12.5% of the population who are involved in Evangelical congregations, and we pray that these churches might become solid, avoiding legalism, and maintaining moral and doctrinal integrity. We know that there are many born-again believers attending nonevangelical churches, and we pray that You would lead them to fellowship with believers of like faith instead of trying to change other churches toward their beliefs. We ask that the church would develop solid leadership, and that the number of true believers would double.
Today I remember The U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM), “a place dedicated to making the glory of God known, and to bringing all the people groups on the earth to obedience and worship of Him (as revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ). The USCWM produces and publishes resources to motivate and equip Christ's body to join Him in His Biblical purpose to "bless all the families of the earth" (Genesis 12:1-3). The USCWM also engages in a variety of activities toward ensuring, as soon as possible, that each distinct people group is ‘reached’—that a viable movement is established to evangelize and disciple each people group.” Lord, bless and prosper this ministry and the role it plays in world missions.
Father, bless all those who are having their hours reduced, being downsized, or who have experienced financial reversals. Help them turn to You and bless them, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA