Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the God of Providence. You coax history along in directions that fulfill Your purposes. We might view some of these events as coincidence or good fortune, but we know that You are working in human history to accomplish Your divine ends. You are certainly and truly the God of Providence, a God Whose guiding hand cannot be stopped.
Lord, help me to be a kind person. I did not ask you to help me to be nice for niceness implies being a people-pleaser. Instead You want me to be kind. In being both kind and true, I will indeed win the favor of many people—but not all. But more importantly I will please You (Proverbs 3:3-4).
Thank You that my soul will live forever. When my body dies, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. One day when He returns to the clouds, Jesus will resurrect my body into an incorruptible one like His.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You.
Lord, I am thankful for many things, three of which are: __________.
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.
Please address the following needs in my life or the lives of my friends: __________.
Today I remember the Russian province of Chechnya. Although many of these people want their region to be independent, the Russian government opposes this move. Chechnya has often been devastated by war and they have devastated others by terrorism. Lord, we pray for peace in this region. We also pray that Your Spirit would move and that the very few believers in Chechnya would grow and grow. We pray that the Russian evangelical church would also grow by leaps and bounds, that You would raise up strong leaders in both groups and that the rest of those societies would learn to respect born-again Christians. We know Chechnya with its heavy Muslim population is particularly difficult to reach. Use the Jesus film and other means, but most of all may Your Spirit do a great work there.
Thank You for Bethany International, an organization that, “exists to delight God's heart and extend His Kingdom by training and sending servant leaders to disciple the least reached. We outfit men and women for missions through Bethany College of Missions in Minneapolis and through more than 40 sister schools and partner ministries worldwide. More than 125 missionaries disciple the least reached in 29 countries through Bethany International Ministries (formerly called Bethany Fellowship Missions).” Father, we pray that You would prosper the attempts of this organization, provide harmony among the workers, provide for them and empower them by Your Spirit. Send angels to protect them and Your Spirit’s wisdom to direct them.
Lord, bless financial analysts and financial planners. Help them to be honest, competent and may those in this field who know You share their faith with their peers and clients.
Now, good God, keep my heart from straying, I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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