Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Great Builder. Our Lord Jesus worked as a builderóa stonemason and wood workeróbefore He began His ministry. Then He began to build the Kingdom of God. So You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, are still building Your church. Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:7), the Apostles and Prophets laid the rest of the foundation (Ephesians 2:20) and we believers are living stones built upon that foundation (1 Peter 2:5). You, Holy Spirit, are working in us to edify us, and you give us fellow Christians to help build us up while we use our gifts to help build them up. Thank You, Lord, for being a life builder. Help me to trust Your blueprints over my own or the blueprints of the world.
I pray for my lost friends and family members, including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.
I pray for Christians who are straying from their first love or compromising their walk with You. Rekindle the faith they once professed and help them fervently love the Savior once again. Remove their boring view of serving You and help them see the adventure and fulfillment of walking daily in Your light. Stir up their hearts and help them make the routines of godliness a part of their lives. I especially remember: __________.
Lord, today I pray for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This nation is very bad when it comes to religious freedom. Even preexisting Christians are not allowed to gather for a religious meeting. Saudis who come to faith in Jesus Christ are put to death, no exceptions. The few believers must work hard at keeping their faith secret or face execution. Thank You for Christian radio broadcasts and satellite television; use them to reach the Saudi people. O Lord, may the government and people of Saudi Arabia become enlightened and embrace true religious freedom. Help the few who know You to have special wisdom. Send angels to protect them and multiply their numbers. Perhaps .1% are evangelical believers; may 1% of the population come to know You over the next five years, I ask.
Father, thank You for Reign Ministries, "an agency committed to Building and Advancing the Kingdom of God through youth and youth leaders.... [Their] focus is training and discipling over 5,000 student leaders in the next 10 years to have a radical impact on the Kingdom of God.... Many...have served in over 50 countries in the last 10 years! [They] are placing staff on Pioneering teams to Japan, Burkina-Faso, Columbia and the UK." O Lord, provide, prosper and protect these missionaries. Grant them an abundance of fruit for their work, I ask.
Lord, I pray for those who work as motor vehicle electronic equipment installers and repairers. Help them to take pride in their work, to do it well and to find satisfaction in honest and sincere work. May those who know You radiate Your light to peers and clients.
Now, O God, help me to be a fruitful Christian; I surrender myself afresh to You, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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