Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are Yahweh, the God Who heals. Although the health of my soul is first and foremost because my soul will live forever, You nonetheless also care about my body.
You designed the human blueprint, and You formed me within my mother's womb. Thank You for the times You do heal us. And thank You for the times that You choose not to do so; sometimes suffering is part of Your will for us to develop and nurture our faith and to teach us to depend upon Your grace. Yet so often You bless us with health and we thank You for that! We thank You for Your provision of doctors, medicines, preventive medicine and Your healing touch.
I know there is a special blessing that comes from praying with others. This might include family members who know You, friends from church, or fellow Christians at work, school, or in the neighborhood. We know You are specially present where two or three gather in the Name of Jesus (Matthew 18:19-20).
Please meet the following needs, requests and desires as You see fit: __________.
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.
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 nation of Ethiopia. Lord, this land has been through a lot: wars, famines and droughts. But thank You that You have worked mightily by Your Spirit, and almost 20% of the population are born-again evangelicals. Thank You that a large evangelical movement has penetrated the Orthodox Church there and many have been born-again.
Lord, Islam is also growing, gaining converts from others in the Orthodox Church and from the animistic religions. There seems to be a race going on and we pray that the evangelical church would win it! May Your Spirit continue to empower Your people there. Thank You for the growth in leadership training facilities and we pray that the leaders would be strong in all ways.
Thank You for the ministry of Cook Communication Ministries "committed to encouraging people everywhere to accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Cook supports, promotes and contributes to teaching and applying His two great commandsóloving God and loving one anotheróby creating and disseminating Christian communications materials and services to people throughout the world.... Cook's international ministry focuses on nations and regions of the world where the Church is growing so rapidly that there is a desperate need for trained pastors and leaders as well as outreach materials in the heart language of the people." Provide for this ministry in every way, Lord, and may Your Spirit provide the workers with harmony and wisdom.
Today we pray for those who work as loan officers or mortgage consultants. Help them to be honest, realistic and practical. We pray that many in this field would come to know Christ and that that those who do would share the Gospel as You open doors.
Gracious Lord, help me to be a gracious person, I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA