Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Father in Heaven,
Thank You for hearing Your children on earth! I look forward to joining my spiritual brothers and sisters in heaven along with mighty angelic armies as I enjoy Your presence, fellowship and glory forever.
God the Son, Lord Jesus, You are my one and only Mediator. Your Word says that there is only one mediator, and that is You (1 Timothy 2:5). I need no other. Through You I approach the throne; I have direct access.
Lord, I know temptation is part of the Christian life although You encourage us to pray that we be not lead into temptation. Instead we ask You to deliver us from the evil one. Father, between the devil’s legion and my personal sin nature, temptations can pull at me. Help me to remember that it is not a sin to be tempted, for even Jesus was tempted. But it is a sin to give into temptation. So help me to resist temptation and turn my attention to other matters. If I have started down the road of sin, remind me that the earlier I turn back the better. And if I have sinned, help me find the cleansing that comes from confessing my sin to You (1 John 1:9).
Great One, help me to learn some simple lessons from the ant (Proverbs 6:6). The ant plans in advance and looks ahead. He does not wait for the winter, but stores up food in anticipation of it. The ant is industrious and works hard. Help me to develop those similar traits that I might be a truly wise person.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Lord, I am thankful for many things, three of which are: __________.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. May I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
I pray today for the Eastern European nation of Moldova. Like many of the nations formerly under Russian communism, Moldova is a poor country. Thank You that 3.3% of the population claims to be born-again Christians, but their work is often hindered by the dominant Orthodox church. Father, guide in the training of leaders, provide missionaries and help the churches to multiply. May the percentage of believers double over the next five years. May Your Spirit draw many to Christ.
Lord, thank You for the work of World Team Mission. They are focused upon the “10/40 Window,” that part of the world where the Gospel has barely penetrated. “Two billion people in our world are considered 'unreached'. They are isolated from the Gospel because of language, culture, geography, social, or political circumstances. They are waiting to hear the Gospel communicated in a culturally appropriate manner. [Their] desire is to make His name known among those who have never heard.” Give them harmony, provision, safety, wisdom, personnel and the power of Your Spirit, I ask.
So, Lord, I give this day to You. I do so in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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