Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
God of Joy,
Thank You that Jesus Christ is my Horn Of Salvation (Luke 1:69). As an animal's horn represents strength, so You are strong. As the ram's horn, the shofar, was used to sound the battle cry, so You lead forth Your spiritual army of which I am a trooper. As the horn welcomed the feast of trumpets and the Jewish New Year, so You bring joy, celebration and happiness to those Who fellowship with You. You not only bring joy, but the joy of salvation, a joy for the long term—indeed, eternity! We look forward to entering the joy of our Master (Matthew 25:23); the coming of Christ like a shofar blast announces the joy awaiting us!
Lord, help me to be a good steward of money and the material things of this life. Help me to support my local Bible-believing church by attending, serving and giving. Help me remember that, "Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand" (1 Chronicles 29:14b). I offer You my time, my treasure and my talent. Help me to be an example to others of those who "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another." Help me not seek in material things what I can only find in You.
Your Word encourages me to confess my sins. Although my relationship with You is secure, my fellowship with You vacillates. My iniquities can distance me from You (Isaiah 59:2). You faithfully forgive my sins when I do so and You cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I confess them now to You: __________.
Help me read and understand my Bible, O Lord. Help me read portions that may not seem relevant right now believing that Your Word will somehow nurture my soul. Help me also realize that I need to prepare for challenges that may not be apparent right now. Help me to study the whole counsel of God. Help me renew my mind, not abandon it!
Lord, the small European nation of Liechtenstein has only 33,000 people. Yet only .4% claim to be born-again evangelicals. There is only one evangelical congregation in the whole nation. Lord, work in this land and quadruple the number of believers there within the next decade, I ask.
Father, bless Partners International "a global ministry that works to create and grow communities of Christian witness in partnership with God’s people in the least Christian regions of the world." Thank You that they train nationals to reach their own country or nearby regions. "By training church planters in subjects ranging from the Bible to income-generating skills, they are equipped to face the challenges of mission outreach among more than 390 people groups." Lord, bless the ministry of this mission; may the mission's leaders and the national workers experience harmony and unity of purpose, provide for them and empower them by Your Spirit. Help the national workers to be faithful stewards of the faith of the Bible. Protect them, motivate them and lead them, I pray.
Lord, help me to live in light of Your presence today, I pray in the Name of Yeshua. Amen.
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