Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that You are the Revealer of Truth. Sometimes You keep this truth from the wise of this world, but reveal Yourself to babes, to those considered foolish by society's standards. We know that You must reveal to us our lost condition, our helpless plight, and the sacrificial Lamb, Jesus Christ, as our sin-bearer and sacrifice. You help us recognize that He was declared the Son of God by His resurrection. You nurture faith within us and coax us along until we are saved, cleansed, forgiven and reconciled with You. Thank You for revealing Jesus Christ to us.
Lord, help me to seek to be used of You in the revelation process. Use me to explain the Gospel to someone soon, and by Your Spirit take those truths and open them up to this person that he or she may come to know Christ, my Lord.
Father, thank You for my senses. In Your grace and goodness, keep them all healthy, and help me to appreciate them and use them in ways that please You. Help me to discover the joys of being a human being created in Your image, yet help me to enjoy life in ways consistent with Your revealed will.
Help me to do my part by volunteering to serve or continuing to serve in a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church. May I set my roots down deeply and attend every week I am able to do so.
Lord, I pray for our president and our military troops. Guide them, protect them and help them to love You.
I also pray for those who are seeking to help children in good and practical ways. Bless the children's hospitals in the U.S. and throughout the world. Help those ministries and agencies that minister help to street children, abused children and homeless children. I especially remember the orphaned and impoverished children and children who have suffered abuse. It sometimes breaks my heart to hear the stories that I hear, but, Lord, I know it breaks Your heart even more. I look forward to the return of Christ at which time true and complete justice will be established.
I remember the nation of Ecuador. Thank You that over 6% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals, and thank You for the mighty work You have done among the Quichua people! Use the Jesus film to reach the urban areas, and may You move as mightily among them as You have the Quichuas! Help the government to stabilize, and may the evangelical church in Ecuador produce strong leaders. May their numbers double over the next decade. May the Gospel transcend class, ethnic groupings and denominational labels.
I pray for the ministry of Asian Access, "an interdenominational evangelical organization that works throughout Asia to identify, develop and release leaders who serve as pastors of growing and reproducing churches." Thank You for their successful training cycles in nations like Mongolia, and their new operations in other Asian countries. Provide for them, guide them, protect them, bless them and empower them by Your Spirit, I ask.
I pray for the world's farmers. Thank You for the abundant food they produce, and I pray that their farms would become more efficient and successful. May farmers worldwide turn to You in great numbers and help those who know You to boldly share the news of the Jesus Christ, in Whose Name I pray, Amen.
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