Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Lord our sanctifier, the one Who sets us apart and makes us holy. At the point of conversion, when we were born-again and exercised faith in Jesus Christ, You gave us the position of holiness. You gave us the righteousness of Christ and set us apart for Yourself. Then You, O Holy Spirit, began working in me both to will and to do of your good pleasure. You help us to become more holy in practice. I praise You as the Lord our sanctifier.
Lord, I know Your children will appear before the judgment seat of Christ. I will be evaluated for rewards. The Judgment Seat of Christ is for believers only and the issue is degree of reward (1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10) not heaven or hell. This will consist of a reporting in and evaluation of my life as a Christian; I will be held accountable for the use of my life and gifts including my motives. Then my rewards will be measured out. In contrast, the Great White Throne Judgment is mainly for the lost and determines the degree of punishment for them (Luke 12:47-48) and occurs after the Kingdom Age (Revelation 20:11ff).
I pray for my lost friends and family members including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.
I pray for Christians who are straying from their first love or compromising their walk with You. Rekindle the faith they once professed and help them fervently love the Savior once again. Remove their boring view of serving You and help them see the adventure and fulfillment of walking daily in Your light. Stir up their hearts and help them make the routines of godliness a part of their lives. I especially remember: __________.
Today I remember the central American nation of Honduras. Thank You for the great harvest of souls in this nation! Almost 18% of the population is born-again evangelical Christians. This is a poor nation with lots of street children and social problems. Help the church to make a difference in the nation and to draw even more people to You as a result. Provide opportunities for solid leadership training and empower Your children in that land.
I pray for the U.S. Center for World Mission, a ministry burdened for the “10,000 people groups [who] do not yet have a community of disciples among them.... The USCWM produces and publishes resources to motivate and equip Christ's body...by gathering, applying and publishing insights.... The U.S. Center for World Mission advances shared solutions to common hindrances in the mission effort.”
I intercede for urban planners. May they serve their communities well. May they be noted for their integrity, far-sightedness and realistic approaches. May those who know You live out their faith and share Christ and may many in this field come to know You.
Bless my attempts to be responsible today, I pray in the Messiah’s Name, Amen
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