Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Yahweh, the God Who Keeps His Covenant,
Thank You for Your faithfulness. You are utterly trustworthy and dependable, and You personify integrity. When You make an unconditional promise, You keep it unconditionally. When You make a conditional promise, You keep it as You stated. You do not change Your contracts after the fact, but Your calling and purposes are irrevocable. We humans renege, we rationalize and we fudge. But not You. You are faithful to an infinite degree. Your faithfulness reaches toward the heavens. Your yes means yes and Your no means no. You do not vacillate and have no hint of fickleness.
Oh, Lord, help me to be more like You. Help me to remember that it is better not to make a vow than to make a vow and not keep it. Make my commitments few, but help me to keep the few I make.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________.
I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I find my strength in His power not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
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 remember the hungry, the destitute, the abandoned, the sick and the elderly. Oh, Lord, be a God of compassion and provide for them. Change world conditions so that fewer people are hungry, and bring medical help to the world.
Today I pray for the Dominican Republic, a nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Lord, the people are poor, the government corrupt, and the challenges many. Thank You for the 70 missionaries who serve there, and that 7.6% of the population claim to be born-again Christians. Thank You for the growth we have seen in recent decades. We pray that those who make professions of faith would become integrated into Bible-oriented churches and take root, developing spiritual maturity. We pray that You would raise up strong leaders and provide for them. Bless the solid theological schools on the island, and may the church in the Dominican Republic double over the next decade but quadruple in quality!
Lord, thank You for the ministry of African Enterprise, "a Christian interdenominational, multicultural ministry of evangelism; reconciliation; leadership development training; relief and community development.... [Its] scope is all of Africa. AE leaders are African nationals that work with local church and parachurch leaders to mobilize congregations in outreach to African cities." Provide for and bless this ministry; keep them true to You, accountable and effective. May Your Spirit empower those ministering and help converts to get connected to Biblically solid congregations.
Today I pray for engineers, the men and women who design the products we use or that benefit us in some way. Bless them, and may many engineers come to know Jesus Christ. Help those who do to share their faith and to serve faithfully in local churches.
Now guide me today, I pray, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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