Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
I am glad You are a sane God. You are completely reasonable and Your mind is never clouded or confused. According to Ecclesiastes 9:3, there is madness—insanity—within the hearts of men. Therefore, to us You sometimes appear to be off. The truth is the other way around: You are perfectly sane; we are not. Your ways are higher than ours and You see the big picture. So in our confusion, we anchor ourselves to You, the completely sane God.
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.
Lord, help my church be harmonious. May the leaders be firm when it comes to the clear teachings of Scripture and gracious about the not-so-clear matters. Keep antagonists, troublemakers and those who resent authority away from our congregation. Help my church to be effective in evangelism, discipleship, loving one another and world missions.
Help me, Lord, to exemplify the fruit of the Spirit in my life. Help me to be patient especially with those to whom I am closest. Help me not fall into the trap of respecting those I hardly know and treating my spouse, children, parents or good friends with disrespect.
Lord, I remember the nation of French Guiana which is still under French domain. This country just north of Brazil has very few who claim to be born-again evangelicals, only 3.3%. Eighty percent of the births are out of wedlock and there are many people groups without any permanent mission work. Having been a penal colony for over eighty-five years, this has been a tough area for the Gospel to penetrate. May Your Spirit move over this needy land and may the evangelical church there triple over the next decade. Train leaders and help the believers to break away from the defeating lifestyle of the area and truly espouse Christian values and convictions.
Dear Lord, thank You for the ministry of Far Eastern Broadcasting Company, whose mission is to, “bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have little or no opportunity to hear about God's love for them. Every day [their] radio network broadcasts programming in 150 languages, to a potential listening audience of more than 2.5 billion people. FEBC's broadcasts are heard in many countries with limited access to Christian ministry or tremendous political and cultural opposition to the gospel.” Thank You, Father, that this ministry has reached so many considered unreachable. Provide for the needs of the ministry, help the workers to work in harmony and may Your Spirit empower the broadcasts. We pray that the number of people who come to Christ through this ministry would double every year over the next decade and that many of those who know Christ would grow in their faith through this ministry.
Now, Lord, use me today, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA