Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that You are an understanding God. You are understanding in that You are supportive and appreciate our situations. You are understanding in that You are perceptive. You are keenly aware of all things, events, results and feelings. You grasp every situation and You discern even the thoughts, motives and intentions of our hearts completely. Indeed, all things are laid bare before You. There is no reality You do not understand, no problem that perplexes You and no situation that confuses You. You are God, the One who completely understands all that was, is, or shall be.
Lord, help me to be an encourager. So many of my brothers and sisters in Christ need an uplifting word, a thank you, a “well done,” an “I appreciate you.” But do not limit my encouragement to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Help me never view the lost as not mattering, or only mattering as far as the Gospel goes. May I be an encouragement and source of blessing even to lost family and friends, whether they come to Christ or not. Help me never use people, or love people only because I have an agenda for them, as well intentioned as I might be. Help me to love them because they are people created in Your image, be they lost or saved.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today as I choose to draw near to God. Bind the evil one and control me by the Holy Spirit.
Lord, help parents everywhere. May Christian parents in particular invest a quantity of time with their children. Help parents to be kind but firm, to be able to say no when it is in the best interest of their children and to adjust to differences in children based upon personality, gender and stage of life. May parents exemplify a Christianity that works and may they lead their families in prayer on a daily or near daily basis.
Father, thank You for the Republic of Ghana. I praise You that almost 15% of the population claims to be born-again evangelicals and I thank You for the spiritual growth that has invigorated many congregations. Yet many professing Christians are not faithful church attenders and solid leaders are scarce. Multiply the number of trained leaders. May the evangelical church double over the next decade and may the Gospel better penetrate the Muslim north and the remote areas. May Your Spirit raise up Ghana as a lighthouse in the region.
Lord, bless Medical Ambassadors International as they share Christ’s Gospel and “teach specific methods to prevent disease, improve agriculture and develop economic resources. Volunteer ‘medical ambassadors’, selected by the community to receive this training, share what they are learning with others. In this way, a process of transformative change is initiated that is community-owned, sustainable and which enhances human dignity.... Medical Ambassadors is a community of people now extending across more than 70 countries, and numbering in the tens of thousands.” O Father, give this ministry harmony, success and the power of Your Spirit. May they see entire communities change both spiritually as they share Christ, socially and economically. Please keep Your hand on this ministry.
Now, Lord, I commit this day to You in the Messiah’s Name, Amen.
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