Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are a great God. You are grand, majestic, peerless, glorious, universally acclaimed and completely noble. You surpass our understanding and transcend our logic. Nonetheless, everything about You makes sense. Just as an infant cannot understand nuclear physics, so we cannot understand You. But because we cannot understand does not imply that You are not reasonable, consistent and logical—for You are. You are simply too awesome for us, too great for us to fathom.
Father, create a hunger in me—a hunger for Your Word. Sometimes my spiritual appetite is sated because I have filled it with junk food. At other times, my heart is focused elsewhere. But Your Word is such a priority that You put it on a par with Your Name, for the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 138:2b, "for you have exalted above all things your name and your word." May I be like the wise man of Psalm 1 who delights in Your Word day and night.
God, sometimes I struggle with doubts. Doubts about You, Your love for me, Your Word, or my salvation. But my doubts can be good. They can drive me to find answers, to empathize with the doubts of others, to think more deeply and to remind myself that faith is choosing to believe despite my doubts. Like the man who asked Jesus to heal his son, I too say, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24). So help me not to deny my doubts but to address them.
Lord, I am thankful for many things three of which are: __________.
Lord, 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.
Father, You have done a great work in South Korea. Nearly 16% of the population is made up of born-again evangelical Christians. Ten of the eleven largest churches in the world are in Korea's capital, Seoul. Korea is second only to the U.S. in the number of missionaries it has sent out. We pray that the growth and success of the Korean church would continue forward and that more people would come to know Christ. Help the believers to hold high moral standards and speak out against corruption. And Father, I pray that Your Spirit would protect and multiply the Korean Church. May what happened in Korea occur in many other nations!
Today I remember AMG International, "an evangelical mission and relief agency currently ministering in 55 countries of the world." Their mission is "to give each person at least one opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel." Bless their efforts and empower them with Your Spirit as they "endeavor to meet people at the point of their need whether it be hunger, sickness, or hopelessness and show them Jesus as the only answer to the problems of this life and the only hope for eternal life." Grant them harmony amongst themselves and provide for their needs bountifully, I ask.
Now help me be on the lookout for opportunities to minister Jesus Christ to others, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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