Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You have made for “yourself a glorious name” (Isaiah 63:14). When You divided the waters of the Red Sea, when You delivered Israel, indeed when You resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead, You made Your might and power known. Your Name is awesome and to be revered. You, O Yahweh, do great works for Your Name’s sake. Your fame will one day extend from shore to shore and all creation will acknowledge Who You are and the awesomeness of Your Name.
Lord, I am thankful for many things. Two things that come to mind are: __________.
Lord, I pour myself out before You so that You may fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I find my hope in His power and dare not trust my own. May Your Spirit completely influence me today, I ask. Help me realize that nothing on earth can meet the hunger and longings of my heart; it is only in heaven that I will be completely satisfied. I agree—as far as ultimate longing goes—with the psalmist in Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.”
Lord, help my church be harmonious. May the leaders be firm when it comes to the clear teachings of Scripture and gracious about the not-so-clear matters. Keep antagonists, trouble-makers and those who resent authority away from our congregation. Help my church to be effective in evangelism, discipleship, loving one another and world missions.
Dear God, remind me that my obedience does not bring acceptance with You; You accept me in Christ. My obedience brings You pleasure and glorifies Your Name. My disobedience incites Your anger and brings You displeasure. Remind me that I exist to glorify You!
Father, I pray for the African nation of Mali. Most of the people there are Muslim and the nation has its share of problems and a number of people groups without the Scriptures in their language. Thank You for the growth we saw in the 1980s, but things hit a brick wall in the 1990s. O Lord, we pray that future growth would make the 1980s pale in comparison. Only .8 % of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals. Lord, multiply that number fivefold over the next decade. Guide the Bible translators and draw many, many people to Yourself, I pray. Use literature, cassette tapes and the Jesus film to reach hundreds of thousands, I ask. Please maintain the freedom of religion now present in this land.
Lord, bless the Gospel Mission of South America. “Founded in 1923 by William M. Strong, Sr. as a means of evangelizing the military in Chile, Gospel Mission of South America continues to enlist dedicated men and women who will go, pray and give to enlarge the work. Supplication, service and sacrifice are needed so that the message of redemption might be presented through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Bless their work in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. May they successfully plant churches and make many disciples of Jesus Christ. Grant them harmony among themselves, the power of Your Spirit and protect them and provide for them, I request.
So I likewise ask You to empower me, protect me and provide for me this day, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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