Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Your Holy Spirit is the Great Purifier. He purifies us as a fire disinfects and cleanses (Matthew 3:11). To be baptized by the Spirit is to be purified by divine fire. This happens when I accept Christ as my Savior (1 Corinthians 12:31, Romans 8:9). Your Spirit searches my heart and prays for me (Romans 8:26); He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. O Father, unleash His power in me! Although I cannot get more of Him because He is a Person, He can get more of me!
Lord, we all have burdens to bear. Some of us have a small number of them and the burdens are not that bad. Others have many heavy burdens constantly and relentlessly. Most of us are somewhere in between. O God, Your Word tells us to cast all our cares upon You, for You care for us. I give You my burdens, my heartaches, my fears. Your Word also encourages us to bear one another’s burdens. This means I have to be on the lookout to care. It is rather counterintuitive, but when I help bear another’s burdens, mine are lessened. And when others help me, theirs are lessened.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of Satan today.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
I pray for the nation of Nicaragua. Thank You for what You are doing there: over 16% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals—praise Your Name. Many others claim to be born-again but attend non-evangelical churches. Thank You that almost the entire nation has seen the Jesus film. Lord, this is a poor country that had been ravaged by the horrors of a long war. Help the nation to rebuild and may the Christians mature, unite and affect their country for the good of all. Help the percentage of evangelical Christians grow by 50% over the next decade, I ask.
Lord, praise Your Name for Globalserve Alliance, “a virtual airline serving the Christian charitable markets. The underlying motivation of the organization is to move Missionaries around the world in as efficient and cost effective way as possible. Not a Travel agency, but a virtual airline sold worldwide through various mission’s travel offices, the Internet and associates. Backing up the virtual airline are travel professionals placed worldwide monitoring and following through all activities. All involved are committed Christians with a heart for missions. Globalserve and its associates are currently directly involved in and facilitate workers with: · an orphanage in Indonesia · mercy ministries in China · tentmaking missionary employment opportunities in creative access nations like Romania, Dubai, India and China. · Mountain Biking! An exciting Short Term Mission Adventure reaching rural Asia with the Gospel.” Lord, use this ministry to help transport missionaries in a cost-effective way, give them safety, wisdom, provision and guidance, I ask.
I pray for those working as mining machine operators. Keep them safe, help them work efficiently, help them get along with one another and management and may those who know You shine!
Help me shine today, I ask in Yeshua’s Name, Amen.
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