Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are reliable. You are never fickle; You are never out of energy or ability and You are never oblivious or caught off-guard. You are true to Your Word and completely trustworthy. Men will fail and human beings can vacillate. People may have good intentions and resolve, but they may lack the resources or ability to fulfill their pledges. But You, O Lord, are reliable.
Father, I can never be reliable as You are. But help me to be faithful and trustworthy. May I hesitate to make promises, but when I do, help me to keep them. May I not be “yes” and “no,” or hot and cold. Instead, help me to decide using wisdom, to count the course, and then to refuse to turn my shoulder from the plow and look back.
Please meet the following needs, requests, and desires as You see fit: __________.
God, 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.
Father, remind me that I am to be part of the Great Commission. I need to pray for missions and either individually or through my church I need to support world evangelism financially.
Today I pray for the nation of Germany. Thank You that Germany is reunited and that the Gospel may now be shared freely. Yet it saddens me that this land of Reformation has abandoned the Gospel. But Father, the evangelical church seems to be growing. Although only 2.9% of the population is evangelical—in the American sense of the word—hundreds of new churches have been planted in both West and East Germany. Lord, send Your Spirit to hover over this land and draw men, women, and young people to Jesus Christ in record numbers. May the percentage of believers double within the next decade.
Lord, thank You for the ministry of Link Care Center, a ministry that “provides numerous services to missionaries and their organizations. These services range from the Restoration/Personal Growth program, to training and consultation services, to crisis debriefing services.” Thank You that they also help pastors by offering “therapy and pastoral counseling for pastors and their families...[and] to receive pastors, and their families, into the full Restoration and Personal Growth Program. Link Care deals with all types of issues including individual, marital, children, family and church relations issues.” Guide those who minister through this work and may Your Spirit grant them direction beyond human wisdom. Use Link Care to maintain, restore, or redirect Your servants according to Your will.
I remember politicians in prayer. Although we often think of politics as an unpleasant realm, the truth is that some politicians are more in tune with You and Your will, O Lord, than others. Help those who will further Your purposes to advance and hold back those who will hinder Your purposes. May ethics, integrity and conviction become more common in the political world and may those who know You argue their points fairly and honestly. Help them to be more concerned about pleasing You than advancing their careers.
Now I commit my day to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen.
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