Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the God of Hope. You enjoy it when Your children hope in You, for this glorifies You. The contrast between us is striking: we are weak, You are strong. We cannot and You can. You are in control and we are often victims or observers. So when we hope in You, we worship and glorify You. You are truly the God of Hope.
Lord, I know that it is more important to fear You than to fear man. I know that You alone are worthy of worship. Yet keep me from going to the other extreme: holding mankind in contempt. Although we humans are rebels against You by nature, we are also in Your image. Even though that image has been marred by sin, it still survives in its less than perfect state. It is a privilege to be human, to enjoy life, to be creative and an active participator in the good things of society. Thank You, Lord, for making me a human being!
Lord, in addition I am thankful for many things two of which are: __________.
Lord, I pour out myself before You and ask Your Spirit to fill me. I surrender myself afresh to You today. Create in me a clean heart, and give me a hunger for the Word of God. May it ever be on my mind and in my heart.
Lord of the Harvest, I pray for the nation of Morocco. Father, sharing the Gospel here has been tough. The percentage of evangelical believers is so small that it is rated at 0%. There are perhaps 500 believers in a nation of over 28 million. The Islamic religion has long ago obliterated Christian witness, missionaries are not allowed and there is no official recognition of the church in this nation. Lord, multiply the church in Morocco exponentially. Use the Jesus film, satellite TV, radio and Bible recordings to get the word out. Help those who do believe to grow in maturity and to multiply themselves. O, Father, may there be 50,000 believers within 10 years. Send the mighty power of the Holy Spirit to draw these people to Yourself like a magnet draws iron particles, I pray.
Thank You Lord for Bible Basics International and their "50 missionaries and volunteers and a wonderful outreach for the Gospel through radio, literature, evangelism and training ministries, and church planting." Thank You that "Bible Basics produces a variety of radio programs which teach basic Bible truths. Our Bible Basics series of 52 programs on basic doctrine has been translated into more than 25 different languages from Assamese to Zulu. [Our] Spanish programs air on more than 100 radio stations throughout the Americas." Father, bless this outreach and discipleship ministry; provide for them, grant them harmony with one another, empower them by Your Spirit and direct their decisions, I ask.
I remember those who work as automotive glass installers and repairers and ask that they would do their job with pride. May many come to know You and may those who do freely share their testimony, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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