Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Lord of Hosts,
You truly are the Lord of hosts—the multitude of the heavenly army. This vast force of angels, cherubim and seraphim, is at Your command. We cannot imagine their number, their design, or their work. Your children in glory, although no longer fighting battles, join the heavenly host in praising and worshipping You.
Thank You, Lord, that there is solidarity within Your body. Your church is made up of all genuinely born-again believers in Jesus Christ regardless of denomination. Although we acknowledge that You have Your children within many congregations, we particularly pray that You would lead them into congregations that sincerely teach the Word of God and seek to implement its directives. Help Your children know the difference between religion and the teachings of the Word of God.
Help me, Lord, to be a peacemaker and not a troublemaker. May I be a blessing to my church, my pastor and my friends. Keep me from instigating problems, from gossip, slander and disrespect for those in authority. When I disagree, help me to disagree agreeably.
Lord, today I especially remember those looking for a job. Open doors of opportunity and match the right person to the right job. Especially help those who work with integrity and have good character to find employment.
Also, dear Father, help me to handle my finances well. Guide me when it comes to saving, giving and help me know when to say no. Help me control my money under Your guidance; please do not let money control me.
Lord, I pray for the Faeroe Islands between Iceland and Scotland. Thank You that 28 percent of the population claim to be born-again. Since they are a self-governing region of Denmark, use them to reach the Danes.
I thank You, Lord, for the fact that nearly 23% of the population of the Falkland Islands—small islands near the tip of Argentina—claim to be born-again evangelicals. We particularly pray for the British soldiers who are stationed there, that Missions to the Military would reach them and that many would return to the UK as born-again believers.
Lord, thank You for the ministry of Development Associates International. They are, "committed to develop the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide so that the church can fulfill its role in extending the Kingdom of God" as they focus upon 4 functions: educating through interactive adult education courses, mentoring, consulting and connecting. Bless them as they minister throughout the world. Keep them true to You and Your Word and provide them with harmony and the power of Your Spirit.
Lord, bless those who work in the music field both secular and Christian. We know that music is a gift from God, so help musicians realize this. Help them to play, write and promote music that looks at life from a Judeo-Christian viewpoint. May many musicians come to know You and may those who do liberally share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Lord, renew my mind today, I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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