Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Lord, You are the God of Israel. When You led Your people out of Egypt, You did so by Your mighty arm: the plagues, the Passover, the crossing of the Red Sea—all so amazing. And then You rose up to fight for Israel, closing the waters of the Red Sea and drowning Pharaoh's army. You are a longsuffering God: the Israelites were slaves in Egypt for centuries before You destroyed Egypt's army. Entire generations were born and died without seeing Your deliverance. Though You act slowly by human standards, we know that You are in no hurry. Help us to believe that Your plans will all come to pass in Your time. Help us to be patient; we are such slaves to time.
Father, thank You that I have received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, He became a curse for us so that we could be delivered from the curse You put upon us (Galatians 3:13). Thank You that I have escaped the curse of 1 Corinthians 16:22, "If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him." I pray that Your Spirit would bring to spiritual life my loved ones and friends. It grieves me to know that they are under Your curse.
Lord, I am thankful for many things three of which are: __________.
Lord, I remember my country's chief executive officer (President, Prime Minister, Secretary General, etc.) and our legislative and congressional branches. May they all these leaders favor true and complete religious freedom. We want to be able to peacefully share our faith and live out our convictions; may they respect our rights to do so. Help them to govern with righteousness and equity.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Thank You, Lord, for the believers in Netherlands Antilles. Almost 8% of the population of these Latin American islands claims to be born-again believers. Although many people claim some form of Christianity, the society is immoral, superstitious and often carried away toward strange sects. Help the true believers remain firm; may the genuinely regenerate, pursue You and gain spiritual and moral stability, I pray. Double the number of solid believers within the next five years, I ask. May those who truly know you cease dividing themselves between the world and You.
Lord, thank You for the ministry of ESI (Educational Services International) as they give "North American Christians an opportunity to build significant friendships in classrooms around the world through teaching conversational english, business...and other subjects." They build relationships "with students in Muslim, Communist and former Communist nations" like "China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam." Lord, use this ministry to sow seeds and reach the lost through friendship evangelism. May Your Spirit empower their efforts, grant them harmony and provisions, I ask.
Lord, bless those who work as heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers. Give them safety, help them to do their work well and help those who know You to share their faith with fellow workers and when appropriate with clients.
May Your Spirit, O Lord, fill me and control me throughout this day, I ask, in Yeshua's (Jesus') Name, Amen.
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