Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
God the Son,
In Scripture, we read that You are the Word, and the Word became flesh. You, God the Son, are the Living Word. When You return to conquer and reign, You will also be known by that title (Revelation 19:13). You communicate the character of God to us and when incarnated You helped us understand Who God is by Who You are. We marvel at the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Lord, thank You that You have an agenda for me to become holier. You are in the process of sanctifying me, helping me to grow in spiritual maturity. This requires my cooperation; we are working on this together, though we do not work in the same ways or equally. The point is that You want me to nurture my walk by being involved with things like spending time in Your Word, prayer, building friendships with other believers, learning from others in the Body and serving You. You Spirit will then take these things and use them as part of the process of growing in You. Help me adopt Your agenda and surrender my own.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
Father, I would like Your peace which passes all understanding to guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. I give You my stress, my cares, my worries, my heartaches and my fears. Help me realign my perspective and to remember that all I have to do is to do Your will for me. I do not have to please everybody, I do not have to carry the world's worries on my shoulders and I can do nothing to change the past. But I can go forward with You today.
I ask You to work within the nation of Kazakhstan, one of the former Soviet Republics. Thank You for the .6% of the population who claim to be born-again believers. I pray that this number will grow to 1% within the next 5 years and then double every five years. Lord, this nation is made up of over 65 people groups and I pray that every one of them would have a thriving church community within the next decade. Use the Jesus Film, literature and the testimony of believers to draw people to Jesus. Help the church produce strong leadership.
I pray for the ministry of UIM, formerly United Indian Missions. "The purpose of UIM shall be to establish indigenous churches among Native Indian, Mexican and Hispanic peoples of North America built on the Scriptures and functioning within their cultural orientation." Thank You for their work in Canada, the United States and New Mexico as they work to reach, nurture and disciple Native Americans. Give them the leading and power of Your Spirit, I pray. Grant them harmony and unity of spirit and provide for their needs. Bless them with an abundance of fruit!
Help me love You with all I am, I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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