Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You take delight in Your people. This is so very amazing that You should be involved with us at all. How much more amazing is the fact that You are acquainted with all our ways. You are complete in Yourself and You know what is going on with everyone who makes up planet earth’s billions. Yet You are the God who enjoys people, a God Who knows how to celebrate and rejoice. Many of Your children fail to realize that You are a happy God. We know about Your wrath, but we often forget Your delight.
I pray for my pastor, staff and church board leaders, officers and teachers. If any do not know You, may they become born-again. Help them to be true to the Bible and to put Your Word over their own personal agendas. Help them to have genuine integrity, Biblical convictions, love, wisdom and courage. Help them put their walk with You first, their families second and their ministries third. Do not allow others to intimidate them into neglecting their families and remind them: "the fear of man works a snare." Help them be most concerned about pleasing You, while also seeking peace and harmony within the congregation.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
Lord, help me remember that “A righteous man is cautious in friendship” (Proverbs 12:26). Since my friends do influence me, help me to be cautious in friendship. My arrogance tells me that I am not like other people, but Lord, like it or not, I am. I am vulnerable.
Today I remember the European nation of Portugal. Thank You that 3.1% of the population claims to be born-again evangelicals. The church has been growing, for this I praise You, O Lord. May Your Spirit bring many more to repentance. May the percentage of believers double over the next decade, I ask. Many counties have no evangelical witness at all and many churches are also into prosperity teaching that diverts the true mission of the church. Work in these situations according to Your will, I ask.
Lord, bless the Macedonian Project. “The Mac Project is the short-term sending arm of the Jesus Film Project. Through short-term mission opportunities, [they] seek to give everyone everywhere a chance to see and hear Jesus in their own language, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. [Their] focus is primarily the 10/40 Window.” O Lord, bless this ministry and the Jesus Film project. You have used this tool as a mighty outreach vehicle. So many thousands have come to know You through this. Bless this ministry more than ever; double the fruit this year, I ask. Protect, provide and empower by Your Spirit, I pray.
Lord, I remember those who work as iron and steel workers. Keep them safe on the job, help them to work well and may those who know You share Christ with their fellow workers. Help them exemplify Christian character to Your glory as well.
Use me, Lord, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA