Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Your Word compares You to a Potter and us to the clay. Just as the potter has the “right to make out the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use” (Romans 9:21), so we acknowledge that we have no grounds to talk back to you (Romans 9:20). We may not like where Your Sovereign hand has led us and our lot in life might be other than we would wish, but ultimately our main choice is whether to take Your hand or to kick against the thorns in protest. We choose to walk with You. We thank You that You understand exactly what You are doing, even though things are sometimes not as we think they should be. We confess that You are doing a much better job at running the universe than we could. So we submit ourselves to You, the potter. We remember that we are clay in Your hands.
Father, help me to keep my spiritual eyes open, and to join You where You are working. Perhaps a friend or associate is going through trials and You are using this to draw him or her to Yourself. Help me be alert and to minister accordingly.
Lord, thank You for blessing me so abundantly. Today I am thankful for: __________.
Father, I release the control of my life to You so that the Holy Spirit can control me. I remember that it is “not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit” that I can overcome (Zechariah 4:6).
Lord, help my church be harmonious. May the leaders be firm when it comes to the clear teachings of Scripture and gracious about the not-so-clear matters. Keep antagonists, troublemakers and those who resent authority away from our congregation. Help my church to be effective in evangelism, discipleship, loving one another and world missions.
Today I pray for the nation of Ireland. Lord, this land has a wonderful history. Yet there are so few born-again evangelical Christians there, only 3.3%. Thank You though that the evangelical church does seem to be growing, even as other forms of Christianity are rapidly declining. Thank You that there is an evangelical work in each county. O, Father, may more and more Irish people come to a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ. May Your Spirit draw many to Him.
Thank You for the great heritage and wonderful ministry of World Vision “a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.” Thank You for their work in over 48 countries. As they minister to the poor, we pray that many would find the Savior. Provide for their needs, bless them by empowering them with Your Spirit and help them to work in harmony.
Now, Lord, help me to live in harmony with Your will today, I request in the Name of the Savior, Amen.
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