Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
King of the Universe,
You foresee all things. You anticipate everything. You are not some sort of soothsayer, nor are You an analyst charting trends and historic patterns. You know everything beforehand as though it had already happened. Even when You inspired the prophets, You often had them predict the future as though it were in the past tense. That is how sure You are about everything. Your knowledge of the future is as sure as Your knowledge of the past. You are never surprised even though You relate to us within the context of the created entity of time. You condescend to our thinking, but You know all things for all time.
I so appreciate the purifying ministry of the Holy Spirit. When I confess my sins, He purifies me. The spiritual germs that were infecting my soul are destroyed; I am clean again. Just as Jesus washed Peter's feet but refused His request to wash the rest of Him, so we Who know Christ are clean before You. Yet, as we live life, our feet become soiled; we sin. When we confess our sin, Your Spirit cleanses us much like Jesus washed Peter's feet. Thank You Lord that even though I still sin, I am clean before my Lord.
I pray for my pastor, staff, church board leaders, officers and teachers. If any do not know You, may they become born-again. Help them to be true to the Bible and to put Your Word over their own personal agendas. Help them to have genuine integrity, Biblical convictions, love, wisdom and courage. Help them put their walk with You first, their families second and their ministries third. Do not allow others to intimidate them into neglecting their families and remind them "the fear of man works a snare." Help them be most concerned about pleasing You while also seeking peace and harmony within the congregation.
Help me love my brothers and sisters in Christ, but do not allow me to become na´ve. When it comes to business, help me get things in writing, etc., not only to protect myself, but also to help fellow believers to be responsible.
Thank You for the 1.4% of the population who are born-again evangelicals in the tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar next to Spain. We know many people travel to this land, mostly tourists and those working in the tourist industry including many Moroccans. The few churches there have the potential to reach people from many nations. Please revive the church there, and give them a vision for outreach. Empower them by Your Spirit.
I remember the ministry of Middle East Media in prayer. They are a "unique, strategic...ministry producing many different bible-based publications and programs for distribution and broadcast through...media. With a focus on North Africa, the Arab Peninsula and the Middle East, MEM specializes in producing high quality family TV programming and magazines...." Their vision is, "to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ accessible to every family in the Middle East by the year 2020." We pray that they will succeed in this vision by Your Spirit. Grant them safety, harmony, effectiveness and provide for them. May Your Spirit prepare hearts and draw them to Christ through this work.
Bless those who work as real estate agents. Help them truly serve their clients, to be fair and helpful. May those Who know You exemplify Your character, share their testimonies when appropriate and we pray that many more in this field would come to know You.
I ask for Your direction today, in the Savior's Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA