Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Last Adam. The first Adam made a sinful choice and he plunged the universe into a state of decay and death. He was our representative, our proxy. Since that time, all humans—except You, the virgin-born Jesus—have been born with a sin nature. You were born with a human nature for sure, but one that was not predisposed to sin, like Adam's before the Fall. Perhaps this was why it was necessary for You to be born of a virgin, so You did not inherit the sin nature.
Like the first Adam, You are the representative for others, the believer's proxy. In Your case, Lord, You chose to obey—even though You were repeatedly tempted. Romans 5:17 tells me, "For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ." Thank You, Lord Jesus.
Lord, I am thankful for many things three of which are: __________.
My God, 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.
Lord, I know the church gathers so that believer can build one another up in their faith, the result of this is spiritual maturity as seen in faith, hope and love. I need to be part of the Body to mature properly. I need to socialize to be mentally healthy and I need Christian fellowship to be spiritually healthy. Although worship is part of church life, it's not just about worshipping You. Help me to become a more mature Christian. This does not happen in giant leaps, but by small baby steps. Help me make those steps. I also pray for the following, that they would grow a little more every week: __________.
Father, I pray for the Kingdom of Jordan. Thank You for the religious freedom there and I pray that it would continue. Although only two-tenths of one percent of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals, the evangelical church is growing. Although many Christians end up immigrating for other lands, help those who are committed to remaining multiply themselves by sharing Christ. May Your Spirit prepare more and more hearts for the good news of Jesus Christ. Bless the Jesus film and other outreach attempts. Help the church to train and retain good leaders, I pray.
Thank You for Missions to Military, a "Christian ministry that works through local churches and with Bible-believing Chaplains to help evangelize and to disciple military men and women for Jesus Christ." Thank You for the six Military Christian Centers on the east coast and the two centers located overseas. Use these centers and the staff to win men and women to Christ and disciple them. Fill them with Your Spirit, provide for them and grant them harmony.
I pray for city and town employees who help maintain, protect and plan for the needs of their citizens. Bless many of them with salvation and a sense of satisfaction from their work.
Now use me as Your servant today, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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