Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
My Awesome God,
You are the God Who loves to reveal Himself. The heavens declare Your glory. Creation shows Your masterful engineering skills. You have revealed Yourself to the nation of Israel and to all mankind through Your Word. And one day, when Jesus returns to earth to reign, You will reveal Yourself again. Thank You for those moments or eras of revelation. We are a people drawn to You and we want to know our God, even if that knowledge includes some fear and trembling! One day we will see You and then we will understand more fully, but for now, thank You that we can look in a dim first century mirror (1 Corinthians 13:12). When we see You, the image will become sharp and clear.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. May I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
Father, time is so intimidating to me. Your Word counsels me to number my days (Psalm 90:12). The older I get, the faster times seems to move. At 5 years of age, one year is 20% of our lives. At 50 years, it is 2%. And so it seems to pass ten times more quickly. It will not seem long before I will be absent from the body and present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). So Lord, help me live in light of eternity. Help me complete the task You have for me on earth. When I am in heaven, I will not be able to lead the lost to Christ, I will not be praying for others, I will not need to be salt or light or concentrate upon my responsibilities to my family, neighbor, church, or workplace. I can only do those things now. Help me to glorify You in how I do them!
Today I remember the small Goa Province of India. The area has some forms of Christianity, but there are very few evangelical believers in this region. Please reach some future leaders who speak the Konaki language and multiply the number of those who know You.
I also pray for the Gujarat Province of India with its 50 million people. This is a "focal point in India for the persecution of Christians" according to Operation World. Despite the Hindu-led persecution, the evangelical church is growing in some regions though less than .5% of the population claims any form of Christianity. So many people groups are unreached in this Province! Lord, may the number of evangelical Christians rise to 5% over the next decade. Do a mighty work of Your Spirit there. Reveal Yourself to these people in a powerful way, I ask.
Thank You, Lord, for Radstock Ministries. Bless them as they "equip and mobilize the local church for missions...to see local churches in North America develop a radical commitment to missions and an active hands-on involvement... Radstock seeks to build a multinational network of churches through which missions opportunities are made available." Bless their efforts, I ask. May they see churches with little or no missions concern jump in with both feet, I pray.
Use me today, I ask in the Savior's Name, Amen.
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