Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
We look forward to the day when, "The pride of the man will be humbled and the loftiness of men will be abased," (Isaiah 2:17), for You "alone will be exalted in that day." You are a god Who reveals Himself to the humble. Although You do reach and save many socially-respected people, You take great delight in revealing Yourself to common, ordinary people. In this way, You are the One Who receives the glory and thus it should be. For You are a God Who will not share Your glory with another.
As for me, Lord, my heart is deceitful and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). It is hard for me to be fair about matters involving myself and I tend to remember the past in ways that make me look better and others worse. Lord, help me be aware of this human tendency to lie to myself and to hold it in check.
I turn my hurts and dashed dreams over to You. Help me to find Your purpose and joy in life. There are many things I cannot change, but I can share all my thoughts with You. Thank You that You do not stifle me or pressure me to "get over it." You are a God Who feels with me.
I gird parents in my prayer. Lord, parents are so important to those little ones entrusted to their care. May parents everywhere protect and train their children in humane and balanced ways. Help them to love their children, not to spoil them and to encourage them toward positive directions. We pray that Christian parents would prove to be consistent role models for their young ones. Send angels to protect them, I pray.
I bring the African nation of Mozambique before You in prayer, O Lord. Thank You that over 13% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals, that religious freedom is now a reality and that disasters have softened hearts and people are spiritually hungry. Disease, violence and unusual hardship make it tough on the missionaries. But thank You for the harvest of believers and we pray that their numbers would double over the next decade. Guide missionaries and church leaders and use the Jesus film, radio and literature to reach people. There are between 10 and 15 language groups that do not have the Bible their own language; I pray that You would provide translators.
Lord, thank You for the ministry of Camp China which "provides opportunities for Christian college students across North America to experience service overseas in East Asian countries during the summer months. Participants are placed on Asian campuses to teach conversational English to middle and high school students. The 'camp-like' nature of this program provides the foundation for life-changing relationships to be formed. Camp China believes that China and East Asia will play a very significant role in the future of the 10/40 Window. Camp China desires to have a positive influence in this very strategic part of our world." Lord, bless this ministry and use it to reach lost people, develop Christians and provide strong relationships that will result in expanding Your Kingdom, I ask.
Now use me today, I ask in Christ's Name, Amen.
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