Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the God of Redemption. Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was particularly referred to as Redeemer although the title also pertains to You as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for each divine Person has played a part in redemption. Thank You, Father, that You sent the Son. Thank You, Son, that You provided for the redemption of all. Thank You, Spirit, that You apply redemption on an individual basis through Your work of regeneration for all those who as a result believe. You have bought us from the slave market of sin, from the required justice of a holy God, from a destiny of condemnation to freedom, forgiveness, and eternal bliss.
Although I am now redeemed, I still do not always live like a redeemed person. Work in my heart to make me holy and pure in daily life.
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me of them, and You will cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). So I bring my sins before You now. I do not excuse them, but I freely admit them and ask for Your forgiveness.
I ask You to send angels to watch over me and my family throughout our lives.
Please address the following needs in my life or in the lives of those dear to me: __________.
Lord, help me to participate in some way in the life of my community. I am tempted to take the light and hide it under a bushel, or to let it shine only among others' lights, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Instead, help me to make the effort to be in the world, to penetrate society; yet help others see the difference because I am not of the world. I do not have to highlight the difference or emphasize it. It will surface.
Today I pray for the world. As the population is rushing toward the 7 billion mark, I praise You that 6.9% of the population claim to be born-again evangelical Christians. Thank You that the Gospel is especially bearing fruit in non-western countries, and that there are now more evangelicals elsewhere than in the west for the first time. Thank You that Bible-oriented churches are growing at a good pace; we pray that the pace would not only hold its own, but, Lord, that You would double the growth rate within the next decade. Lord, build Your Kingdom to Your glory!
Father, particularly bless World Team, “a mission organization striving to glorify God by working to establish reproducing churches focusing on the unreached peoples of the world.” Bless them as they seek to multiply churches around the world. Provide for the missionaries and their families, give them fruit for their labor, protect them, and may the Holy Spirit empower them and grace them with a cooperative and harmonious spirit.
Gracious Master, help me remember that I am serving You today, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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