Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the source of all life. Life does not come from non-life but only from life. Therefore all who live owe their existence, their possession of this mysterious property called "life," to You. Thank You that Your Son came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Through Jesus Christ, we experience a deeper level of life as our spiritual nature is regenerated and we become new creatures in Christ. Although we were dead in our trespasses and sins, You have resurrected us to spiritual life.
Father, the longer it is that I have known You, the more difficult it is to remember what life was like before You made me one of Your own. At first the difference was so clear, but now I have become accustomed to this higher level of living. Lord, help me not forget the mire from which You have lifted me, the lost estate from which You delivered me!
Lord, You have not called all of us to be missionaries in the sense of crossing cultures to share Christ, but You have called all of us to be witnesses, to testify to the Gospel. Help us remember that all of us have this responsibility. Rather than responsibility, help us to view what it mostly is: a privilege. Although we can worship You now, we will worship You even more so in heaven, but we will not be able to reach lost people in heaven with the news of salvation. Help us to appreciate our current opportunity.
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.
Lord, El Salvador is certainly a modern miracle. Thank You that the evangelical church has grown from 2.3% in 1960 to 22% in 2000. Despite war with all its consequences, Your Kingdom has surfaced in a strong way. As the land now experiences peace and freedom, we pray that the church would continue to grow in strength and we ask that You would help them minister to the many victims of war including the massive number of orphans. Provide strong leaders, and I pray that El Salvador would become a lighthouse to the rest of Latin America.
Oh, Father, I pray for “Campus Crusade for Christ International, a worldwide, interdenominational Christian ministry committed to showing people how they can know and experience God's plan for their lives.” Thank You for their presence on university campuses around the world. Thank You for their great outreach via The Jesus Movie, one of the greatest and most successful evangelistic methods of all time. Thank You for the hundreds and hundreds of thousands who have come to know Christ through this movie! Thank You for the 4 Spiritual Laws, their publishing and literature ministries and their defense of the faith. Keep them true to You and Your Word, help them work harmoniously with one another; provide for them and empower each staff member by Your Spirit.
Now help me serve You today, I ask, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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