Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Though You have special plans for specific people, You are a God who still disciplines His own. When Moses, who had been faithful to You for years, struck the rock in anger when You had commanded him to merely speak to the rock (Numbers 20:8-13), you disciplined him. You told him that he would not have the opportunity to enter the Promised Land. You showed Yourself to be holy. I am reminded that a humble man like Moses could take you for granted. How much more do I struggle with getting "too familiar" with You? Help me, Lord, to always reverence Your Name. Do not allow familiarity to breed contempt.
I pray for my lost friends and family members, including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.
I pray for the elderly, sickly and shut-in people I know or know of including: __________.
Father, help me to value my conscience. When it speaks to me, help me to be online. The new nature you've given me has intensified my conscience, making the Law of God written on my heart more pronounced. Help me to align my conscience with Your will. I do not want to become the weaker brother by cringing under the false guilt of an unhealthy conscience. I do not want to harden my heart and dull the whisper of conscience.
I choose to rejoice in You today. I reject all the thoughts of Satan's kingdom and instead I claim my victory through the Lord Jesus Christ and declare my allegiance to His Kingdom.
I remember the African nation of Namibia. Thank You that over 10% of the population claim to be born-again Christian evangelicals. Many people claim some form of Christianity, but theological liberalism has overtaken many churches. As a result, people are turning away from liberal '"Christianity" while others are Christians in name only; the youth are turning to drugs and rejecting Christian values. Thank You that the evangelical Christianity is on the increase. Thank You, Lord, but the challenges are great. May Your Spirit work mightily in this nation, recall it from a "post-Christian era" and may the percentage of evangelicals double over the next decade, I ask.
"Casas por Cristo is a non-denominational missions agency dedicated to encouraging Christians to become involved in service projects that will enable the church in North America to grow. We offer service opportunities to people of all ages through short-term projects in Mexico. Typically our projects involve building a home for a poor family in Juarez, Mexico that is sponsored by a local church.... Participants are involved in cross-cultural outreach." Lord, use this ministry to glorify Yourself and to influence many for the Kingdom of God. Grant the workers safety, the power of Your Spirit and prosper their attempts to share the love of Jesus.
My God, bless those who work in small engine mechanics. Give them safety, help them to work with enthusiasm and may those who know Christ freely share their faith.
Work to make me more like You today, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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