Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the God of peace. When I present my cares to You, You provide me with Your peace. Before I knew You when I was at enmity with You, Your Son became a man, paid my penalty for sin so that I could be at peace with You. You are the God of Shalom, peace. Although Your feelings are many and varied, You are always at peace: always confident, always sure, always having the satisfaction of doing right and being right. One day when Jesus returns, we will finally have Your peace on the earth, a peace prophesied by the Christmas angel. Thank You that Your children already experience this peace in their hearts.
This world is a world of turmoil, confusion and sudden change—particularly from the human perspective. Sometimes I do not have peace: I have worry, fear, frustration and uncertainty. Yet I can come to You for an oasis of peace, a break from the chaos, a time to readjust my perspective. Thanks for Your peace. Help me to avail myself of it more frequently.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of Satan today. Help me to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might, to put on the armor of God and to claim the blood of Jesus Christ as the source of my status before You.
Lord, help me manage my resources: time, energy, money and the people in my life. Give me balance, wisdom and skill in all these areas. Help none of them to replace You as the priority in my life.
I pray for the island nation of Dominica. Thank You that nearly 14% of the population claim to be followers of You as born-again evangelicals. Help them, Lord, to live in light of that profession. We know that the slaves who once inhabited that island were not allowed to marry, and now that they are free, most births are still out of wedlock even in the believing community. Help the Christians there to learn a new appreciation for marriage and the importance of staying pure until marriage. We pray that young people who know Christ would particularly develop this conviction, and that You would use them to lead this nation out of poverty and dysfunction. Provide for the pastors, as many of them hold other jobs and therefore burn out of ministry.
I remember Christian radio stations that are true to the Bible throughout the nations. Help them stay true, provide equipment and good personnel, and use them to reach millions with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as aiding believers to grow deeper.
I also remember the effective evangelistic ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Louis Palau Evangelistic Association. Provide new leaders and evangelists for the future, and may the effectiveness of these ministries grow in the years ahead.
Help me now to serve You, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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