Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
God in Heaven,
Thank You that though You are so much above us in every way we can still know You. True, we can never understand You completely. You are infinite and the total of the knowledge of Your creatures is not even a drop in an immense ocean compared to Your knowledge, Your depth and Your greatness. Because we cannot know You fully does not mean we cannot know You truly. To know You involves at least two things: to be in personal relationship with You and to have learned about some of Who You are. As our relationship develops and our knowledge grows, we come to know You better. Throughout eternity, our relationship will deepen and our knowledge broaden. But we will never reach a limit, never master You, and we will never be bored with You. I praise Your Name for that!
Lord, I remember my marriage (if I am married) and the marriages of my extended families, friends and church families. Lord, hold them together. Helped married couples to lean upon you and to work hard at addressing problems and experiencing harmony. I also pray for those who are divorced, that You would help them to go forward with Your hand in theirs.
Today I pray for missionaries that my church or I support including: __________.
Father, Your Word tells me that, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18). Help me to run from pride and to pursue humility which is simply sanely seeing reality from Your perspective and looking at things in proper proportion.
I pray for the Asian nation of Nepal, the world's only Hindu Kingdom. Even today, persecution is still a problem in this nation though it has lessened since the 1990 democratic constitution was enacted. Thank You for the 1.6% of the population that claims to be born-again evangelical. Thank You for the new opportunities to train leaders and the twelve languages into which the Bible is now being translated. Yet there are 83 other languages in this nation where translation has not even begun. Bless the outreach of individual Christians, literature ministries, tape ministries, radio and the Jesus film. May the number of born-again evangelicals triple over the next five years, I ask.
Lord, bless the mission of Christian Outreach International, "formed in 1984 by a group of believers concerned about the spiritual needs of the lost people of the world. The task is twofoldóreaching the lost and the development and training of believers who are called to "go into all the world and preach the Gospel." [Their] aim is to aid believers in being witnesses to the world by reaching people where they are on the streets, in sports arenas, at places of business and in their homes...." Bless them, Lord, by empowering their efforts by Your Spirit. Provide for them, protect them, grant them fruit for their labor and help them to work harmoniously, I pray.
Help me to be at peace with You today, I request in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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