Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You have so many qualities and none of them exist in isolation. You are a compassionate God, a gracious God and an angry God. But one quality we often overlook is that You are a logical God. True, You are not all reason; You are also emotional and relational. But You are nonetheless logical. Your thinking is sound and coherent. You are lucid and reasoned.
That is why it is so important for me to cultivate my mind. You want me to renew my mind, fill it with good things and to develop it, not check it out at the door. Lord, may Your logic motivate me to cultivate logical thinking. Since You define pure logic in the way You do things, I can be like the Psalmist is Psalm 119:99, "I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes."
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me those sins, and You will purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I accept responsibility for them and freely bring the sins Your Spirit brings to my mind now: __________.
Please meet the following needs, requests and desires as You see fit: __________.
Lord, Your Word teaches this proverb: "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed" (Proverbs 15:22). Although this is a principle and not a promise, it therefore holds true most of the time. So help me to get plenty of advice from godly people before making major decisions. Keep me from being impulsive and help me recognize how much I need other believers and how much they need me!
Today I pray for the ancient nation of Greece, the Hellenic Republic. Father, it is so sad that only .4 of one percent of the population is made of born-again evangelical Christians. Because of its long history of domination by the Turks, the Greek culture is famous for being xenophobic. (Since most Greeks are firmly connected to the Greek Orthodox church, they are noted for intolerance of other forms of Christianity.) As a result, evangelicals suffer discrimination and informal persecution. Oh, God, may Your Spirit humble the pride of this people and may many come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and know the blessings of salvation by grace through faith alone and the assurance of salvation that accompanies it.
Lord, Mission Aviation Fellowship is a crucial ministry that provides vital support to missionaries around the world. For "six full decades...vast numbers of people in remote areas of the world have gained access to essential spiritual and physical assistance. Mission Aviation Fellowship is privileged to provide aviation, information technology and learning technology services to nearly 600 Christian and humanitarian organizations worldwide." Lord, provide protection, safety, support and blessing to this ministry. Thank You for the great work they do and prosper this ministry, I pray, to Your glory.
Now, Father, help me glorify You by my attitudes today, I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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