Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Beginning and the End. You started the events of history; they came to a crescendo when our Lord Jesus died on the cross as a curse for us (Galatians 3:13) and then rose again, being boldly declared as the Son of God (Romans 1:4). But one day, the events of history will culminate in the return of Christ to reign and eventually a new heaven and a new earth will replace the current creation. And just as You were sovereign over eternity past, a time before time, we are now here to enjoy Your sovereign grace for an eternity future, a time after time. You are the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega.
Father, soon millions of young people will be graduating from high school or college, and they will scatter in many directions. Lord, from a human standpoint, our future is in their hands. May You reach down and draw these young adults to faith in You and commitment to serve You and others. Guide them as they choose careers, spouses and locations. We pray that this new young generation would surprise the world by turning to You and Your values and way of thinking. Help them to defy the agendas set by Hollywood and other anti-Christian value groups and instead to return to a Biblical faith and value system. Grant them great wisdom and insight, I pray.
I pray for my lost friends and family members including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life. Lord, salvation is such a precious gift—I pray that they would receive it.
I pray for the nation of Laos. Thank You that a little more than one percent of the people claim to be born-again Christians. O Lord, double that number over the next two years, I pray. We pray that persecution might stop completely and that the anti-Christian government and private citizens would recognize these rights You give to all particularly the right of religious freedom. Despite the dangers and lack of trained leadership, thank You that the church is growing. May Your Spirit change hearts and draw even the government leaders to faith in Jesus, I pray. Help the Christians to be shrewd and able to avoid persecution. When they cannot, grant them the grace they need, I ask.
Lord, thank You for Biblical Literature Fellowship and their "vision for spreading God's Word in the French language through the printed page.... BLF is unique in that it is possibly the only Christian publishing house with a vision for reaching Francophone Africa for Christ by means of literature to evangelize and disciple the Africans." Lord, use this branch of missions to under-gird other outreach ministries and use them to evangelize by simply getting Your printed Word out! Give the missionaries unity and harmony, empower them by Your Spirit, provide for them, their families and needed resources and protect them, I ask.
Lord, today is Yours. Remind me of that, I pray in name of Christ, Amen.
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