Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Father in Heaven,
You are the Primary Cause of all things. You set time into motion. You created dimension. You wound the clock we call the physical universe. You created the laws of physics and the rules of life. The more we discover, the more we see how incredibly complex life is and how simple the laws of physics are. They all point to a beginning and to You as the One Who started it all. We know that the evidence of Your handiwork is clear for all to see—to those who are open to You.
Thank You for keeping us by Your power. When we stray from You, You discipline us and give us a spanking of sorts. Thank You that You are looking out for our best interests, working in ways that may seem mysterious or illogical to us. You are not an enemy to keep at bay but a true Friend, truer than any other.
So, Lord, help me to understand what I can of You and Your ways. Do not allow me to be ignorant of Your Word, but help me to truly read and study it. Help me to learn the Word even if parts of it may not seem relevant at the time. Help me to believe that all Scripture is both inspired and profitable.
Help me to guard my tongue, to choose my words carefully and to use my mouth to heal not to hurt. Help me learn to listen, to remember that You created us with two ears but only one mouth.
Please address these following personal needs for others or myself: __________.
O, Lord, please be a help to the hurting, a balm in Gilead for the emotionally wounded and devastated. Strengthen the disappointed; encourage the demoralized, bind up the wounded, particularly: __________.
Today I remember the millions of ethnic Chinese scattered throughout the continents. Help them break completely free from the tyranny of communism and totalitarianism. May the Gospel penetrate these communities and help those who know You to eagerly share the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends and families.
Thank You for the ministry of Christ for the City International. Bless their 104 missionaries and staff as they work in Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Haiti, Mali, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain, El Salvador, Bolivia and the USA, mostly with Spanish-speaking individuals. Use them to plant churches, make disciples and further Your kingdom. Empower them by Your Spirit, provide for and protect them, and help them to work in harmony and peace with one another.
Lord, especially protect and bless our firefighters. Give them safety and a good spirit de corps. May those who know Christ freely share Jesus with others. Help the rest of us to encourage them and help us let them know that we view them as heroes. Especially help widows and children of firefighters who have given their lives to protect others.
I pray Your blessing upon me, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA