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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
May 14
by Ed Vasicek

Dear Father in Heaven,

My Savior, the Lord Jesus, is the Christ, the Messiah. Whether I use the Greek term "Christ" or the Hebrew term "Messiah," He is the "Anointed One." His human nature is the "firstborn of all creation," above all created natures. His divine nature as the Son of God is eternal, uncreated and has always been. Both natures are united in one Person, Jesus Christ. His task was pinpointed "to save His people from their sins." As He said, He came "to give His life a ransom for many." He is the holy and anointed one, our Messiah, Jesus Christ.

God, please send angels to watch over me and my loved ones. Keep us from harm and evil of every kind, night and day, over the course of our lives.

Help those within my physical and spiritual family to love one another. Sometimes this can be a tall order; not everyone is necessarily easy to love and we love different people in different ways according to who they are and how they act. So give me both love and wisdom, both kindness and truth. Help me to know when to be firm and when to be gracious. Make me neither a doormat nor hardhearted.

Lord, one principle from Proverbs is this: "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed" (Proverbs 15:22).  This is a principle not a promise. So, Lord, help me not to rush into major decisions without getting godly counsel first. Help me realize my dependence upon both You and other people. Help me cultivate friendships with other believers so that I can call upon them for counsel and so that they can call upon me.

I pray for church board leaders, officers and teachers. If any do not know You, may they become born-again. Help them to be true to the Bible and to put Your Word over their own personal agendas. Help them to have genuine integrity, Biblical convictions, love, wisdom and courage. Help them be more concerned about pleasing You than advancing their agendas; may they seek harmony when reasonable within the congregation.

Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.

I pray for the small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Thank You that the evangelical church is growing while liberal skeptical Protestantism is declining. Yet, Lord, some of the false religions are growing at an even faster pace. I praise You for the 7% of the population who claim to be born-again believers. May that number triple over the next decade. And, Lord, help those who know You to walk with You closely.

Thank You for Deaf World Ministries "an independent...interdenominational ministry with an international perspective that provides opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing who have a call to reach out to the deaf and hard of hearing people group in the world who have little opportunity to know the Gospel." Thank You, Lord, for their attempts to reach the deaf with the Gospel. Grant them harmony, provision and the power of Your Spirit.

Now help me to put You first in the daily grind of my life, I request in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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Highland Park Church   516 W. Sycamore St. Kokomo, Indiana, 46901 USA   (765)452-1779    church@highlandpc.com    Main Service: Sun 10:30 a.m.