Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the "heir of all things" (Hebrews 1:2). One day, everything will be put under the feet of Jesus Christ (Psalm 2:8). As God the Son, You have a right to everything, for You are the Creator. But Your human nature will also receive the blessing of being over all things. You, God the Son, emptied Yourself and took on human nature, submitting Yourself to the Father. One day, Your human and divine nature forever together as one Person, Jesus Christ, will be exalted when You inherit all things. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, my Jesus, are Lord.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You. You want me to renew my mind not empty it. You want me to study Your Word and think of ways to implement it. You want me to get to know You better by filling my mind with productive thoughts, to reflect Your glory by cherishing and developing my mind and to love You with all my mind. Lord, help me appreciate and respect the precious gift of my mind. Help me bring every thought into subjection to Christ.
Lord, like everyone else, I have fears and insecurities that haunt me. I give them to You and ask You to help me constantly and repeatedly give them to You. Thank You that I can give You the same worries over and over again and You never weary of them; You want to be my constant friend, my constant counselor and my constant source of strength. There are no quotas, no rationing, not protocol that limits what is reasonable with You. This is true with human beings; I can wear people out and make them dread my presence if I do not restrain my requests, but not so with You. With You, the more the merrier!
Lord, help me to get to know my neighbors where I live or where I work or the school I attend. Teach me the importance of participating in my community as an avenue to benefit myself and a way to show love to others. Help me to socialize.
I thank You that 8.2% of the African nation of Lesotho is evangelical Christian. Thank You also for the large born-again presence in non-evangelical churches, almost 13% of the population. But, Lord, AIDS is also a big issue affecting 24% of the adults. May the evangelical church double within the next decade and may the many nominal Christians get serious about serving Jesus Christ.
Lord, thank You for Chinese Christian Mission which “has developed an international network of missions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Singapore, Canada and Australia.” Bless them as they seek to reach the “1.3 billion Chinese in Mainland China and over 70 million Chinese overseas.” Provide the power of Your Spirit, the finances and harmony within the mission to accomplish this awesome task. Send angels to protect the missionaries and we pray that persecution with China would be a thing of the past. Do a mighty work, we pray, among the Chinese people—as You indeed have been doing. May the Chinese people become the world’s leading Christian people!
Bless my day, please, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA