Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
I speak to You person to Person. You care about me and the details of my life even though the purpose of my existence is to glorify You. You now indwell me. This is real. Help me to live in light of reality. There is no pretending here.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
I pray for Your children who are divorced that You would help them to go forward with Your hand in theirs. I pray for the children of divorced parents. Lord, the experts say that the scars remain for a lifetime and many children blame themselves for their parents' divorce. O God, You know the pain that children feel even if they do not express it. Please, Lord, help these children! And help adults whose parents were divorced. Help them persevere in their own marriage and not to panic at conflict.
Father, Satan roams about as a roaring lion. His demons network to accomplish maximum iniquity, to ruin whatever is good. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I take up the armor of God today. I put on the helmet of salvation. I am safe in the Savior's care having been redeemed by His blood. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, the perfect status You give me because You see me in Christ. I wrap truth around my waist. I love the truth and take no delight in lies, falsehoods, or exaggerations. I face the truth even if it is painful and humbling. My feet are ready to serve You in sharing Christ with others. I take up the shield of faith: I choose to trust You despite my doubts and despite my unanswered questions. And for my offensive weapon I wield the sword of the Spirit which is Your Word. I do not just own a Bible, I read it and meditate upon it. I replace lies and halftruths with the piercing truth of Your Word. So, Lord, bind the forces of evil in my life today.
Lord, the ancient nation of Lebanon needs a touch of Your Spirit. Only .6% of the population claim to be born-again believers and because of terrorism and hostage-taking many missionaries or foreign Christians left the country. Thank You that some advances have been made particularly in the realm of training church leaders. Father, multiply the number of believers five times over the next decade. In Your sovereignty, please create a safer environment and open hearts to the Gospel like never before. Remember that the temple was built from the cedars of Lebanon and shower this people with Your grace, I pray.
Thank You, Father, for Carver Foreign Missions and their ten missionaries who serve in Liberia. "The mission operates the Carver Academy which is an elementary and junior high school with 350 students and the Monrovia Bible Institute." Most of the teachers at these schools are graduates from Carver Bible College. O Lord, bless both Carver Foreign Missions and Carver Bible College. Use them in mighty ways, empower the teachers, students and missionaries by Your Spirit, provide for them and grant them unity and harmony.
May I have a blessed day, I ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
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