Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the head of the church, Your body. Church leaders answer to You. Although some people think that having a perfect leader would make for a perfect organization, such is not the case. You are the perfect leader, but Your children do not always follow Your directives. Although most of us want to follow You most of the time, Lord, we fail so often. You are the head in the sense that You are the leader of the organization. You are also the head when we view the church through the illustration of a body. Just as a human head, containing the brain, directs the actions of the Body, so You want to direct the actions of the church at large and each congregation in particular. Help us never get away from the concept of being held accountable to Your authority by being accountable to Your Word.
Lord, I pray for our government leaders: our President and his cabinet and staff, the Senate, Congress, Judicial System, our Governor, state legislators and state officials. I pray for county and municipal leaders and officials. Father, fill these offices with those who will accomplish Your purposes. Help us to be able to practice and share our faith freely and peacefully.
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.
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me those sins, and You will purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I accept responsibility for them and freely bring the sins Your Spirit brings to my mind now: __________.
Thank You for the European nation of Latvia. I am so grateful that Latvia is now free. As they recover from the harsh years under communism, may many turn to You. Thank You that 7.6% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals. May that percentage double over the next decade. Provide training for Christian leaders and bless the broadcasts on radio and TV by Bible-believing Christians. Thank You for the blossoming youth ministries. May Latvia become a key base for evangelical Christianity in the years ahead!
I bless Your Name for the ministry of the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission. I am "grateful that there are over 40 established national churches with Brazilian pastors. Five Brazilian families are serving as home missionaries and one young lady is serving on the Amazon, all supported by Brazilian churches." May "the seminary, Bible institute, Priscilla Training School for Women and Theological Education by Extension...continue in the important task of training believers for service." Thank You for the "23 families and three single ladies serving as missionaries...in Northeast Brazil." Continue to expand and provide for this ministry, empower them by Your Spirit, grant them harmony and fruit.
Now help me to display the fruit of the Spirit today, I request in Messiah's Name, Amen.
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