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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
April 24
by Ed Vasicek

Almighty God,

You are the Lord God of Israel. You revealed Yourself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob whose name was changed to Israel. You promised the Messiah would come from this line and more specifically the tribe of Judah and the family of David. You gave the Law through Moses to the children of Israel. You gave them the tabernacle and sacrifices and the temple and the prophets. And finally through Israel came the Messiah. He came to His own and those who were His own did not receive them. But to those who did, He gave them authority to become the children of God (John 1:11-12). And Your plans for Israel will yet be carried out (Romans 11:25ff). In Christ, we are blessed along with believing Israel and have the same type of faith exemplified by Abraham. So You, the God of Israel, are the God of all those who have accepted Jesus (Yeshua) as Messiah.

I am a vulnerable person as are all we mortals. Every breath depends upon Your grace. Yet You are pleased when I depend upon You. You take pleasure in my prayers. So please, Lord God, meet the following needs, requests and desires as You see fit:

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. I surrender myself afresh to Him. Instead of grieving and resisting Him, help me to please Him and submit to Him.

Father, help me to remember that there are always two sides to hear. I am reminded of Proverbs 18:17, “The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” Let me remember this, even when it seems the party who has not been questioned could not possibly be innocent. Because I haven’t thought of an explanation does not mean there is none.

Father, the nation of Guyana in South America is truly unique. Many of the people who inhabit this country are from Asia or of African descent. As a result, many people are Hindu while a minority are Muslim; most profess some form of Christianity. About 11% of the people claim to be born-again evangelical Christians while many others claim to be born-again but not affiliated with evangelical churches. In many ways, You have greatly blessed missions outreach and the church is growing. Thanks for the religious freedom the citizens of this nation enjoy and bless the nation with peace, freedom and an ever-growing number of born-again evangelicals!

Thank You for the work of Seed International. Thank You for this Korean-based missionary organization that serves local churches, equips missionaries, evangelizes nations and disciples nationals. Help them remain true to Your calling, grant them harmony amongst themselves, empower them by Your Spirit and provide for their needs. May this ministry be fruitful and make a significant difference for the Kingdom of God.

I remember those who work as surveyors. May they do their jobs well and honestly. May those who know You live out their faith before others.

So, Lord, I go into my day as Your servant; help me to be a faithful servant today, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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If you are interested, you can find more information about the missions organization(s) noted above.

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