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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
April 20
by Ed Vasicek

Lord Yahweh,

You are the Covenant-keeping God. You have kept Your covenant with mankind, the everlasting covenant made with Noah and his family. The rainbow reminds us that You will never again destroy the entire earth with a flood. You made a covenant with the children of Israel partly conditioned upon their obedience. Yet You also announced that You would make a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-37). Thank You that You have grafted in gentile believers into the blessings of this covenant. In Christ, we are now under the New Covenant as the law of God is written on our hearts. You are the God of the Covenant.

Lord, help me not to be a sensitive, touchy person. Neither allow me to have a hard heart. Instead help me to evaluate corrections and sincere criticism without punishing those who expose my weak points. Help me to be teachable not touchy; eager to grow not defensive.

Today I remember families who are struggling perhaps even my own. Lord, it is sometimes hard to get along. Sometimes some family members may not want to do Your will, at other times we may disagree as to what that will is. Please, Lord, bring peace and harmony to my family and the families of my friends at church, other friends and relatives. Help our homes become places of refuge not hotbeds of stress.

Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I choose to find my strength in His power not my own ability. I surrender the control of my life to Your Spirit.

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: __________.

I pray for the Central American nation of Guatemala. Though the population is very poor, thank You that the Gospel has prospered. Lord, it is exciting to see that over 26% of the population claims to be born-again evangelicals. We know that the indigenous church is now taking over responsibility to translate the Scriptures into the many remaining tribal languages without a translation. Help them to do a great job of it! And may the church continue to grow. May the number of evangelical Christians in Guatemala surpass the 50% mark! May Your Spirit nurture these believers to maturity.

Praise Your Name for Operation Mobilization's with "over 4,000 people working in over 100 countries are serving with Operation Mobilization to bring a message of hope to the peoples of the world.... Working in every continent and on every ocean (via two ocean-going ships), Operation Mobilization seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God.... Through literature, the creative arts, friendship, Bible studies, videos and cassette tapes, correspondence courses, relief and development work...by all means possible [they] will tell people how...lives have been changed...and how they can meet Jesus."

Empower these missionaries by Your Spirit, grant them harmony, safety, provision and Your wisdom.

I pray for the world's diplomats. I pray that they might find fair and peaceful solutions to the constant barrage of conflicts we face.

So I commit the next 24 hours to You, dear Lord, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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