Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that Your Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the way, the truth and the life. He is the way to You, the way to forgiveness, the way to eternal life. He is not just a way, but the way. As He said, "no one comes to the Father but by me" (John 14:6). We do not walk down a path (a way) of rituals and achievements—no, Jesus Himself is the way. He is the truth; His Gospel is the only true Gospel. And He is the life; all other "ways" lead eventually to death. But His way leads to life, an eternal life that begins now and extends forever and ever.
Lord, help me to rest in You and in Your truth. I do not want to be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. I need to carefully develop convictions from Your Word and stick to them. I do not want to be among those Jude calls, "clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees without fruit and uprooted...wandering stars..." (Jude 12,13). Help me be settled in You.
But, Lord, even though You are the life, sometimes life in the here and now is not so easy. Lord, I have some disappointments and burdens in life. A few of them have hurt me and have left scars, including: __________.
I turn them over to You. Help me to find Your purpose and joy in my life. There are many things I cannot change, but I can share all my thoughts with You. Thank You that You do not stifle me or pressure me to "get over it." You do not penalize me for honestly expressing my feelings as some people do. You are a God Who feels with me.
I remember parents. Lord, parents are so important to those little ones entrusted to their care. May parents everywhere protect and train their children in humane and balanced ways. Help them to love their children, not to spoil them and to encourage them toward positive directions. We pray that Christian parents would prove to be consistent role models for their young ones. Send angels to protect them, I pray.
Lord, I pray for the nation of Kuwait. Thank You that about .6% of the population are born-again evangelicals. Yet, Lord, it is against the law to proselytize Muslims, so any work has to be done quietly. O, Father, we pray that true religious freedom would reign in this land and that many would turn to You. Bless the Jesus Film, radio and satellite broadcasts, and the testimony of those who know You. May the church grow five-fold over the next decade! May Your Spirit irresistibly draw people to Jesus in this land.
Thank You for InterAct Ministries which "exists to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission among unreached people groups.... [They] want to see a culturally relevant church in every community of the North Pacific Crescent." Thank You for their work in Canada, Alaska and Russia especially Siberia. We pray, O Lord, that You would provide harmony and empower the missionaries, provide for their needs and protect them. May they reap a harvest for Your Kingdom.
I ask You to help me be faithful to You today, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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