Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Your Word tells me, "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD" (Jeremiah 9:23b-24a). What glory, that I can both know and understand You. I cannot fully know or fully understand another human being and You are infinite. I confess I cannot know You fully or understand You completely. But, when I put my faith in Christ, I began to know You—not just to know about You. You enjoy walking with me daily and revealing Yourself to me. Your Word sometimes jumps out at me and like the Psalmist, You give me insights that my (lost) teachers do not have (Psalm 119:99). You are the God Who wants to be known and understood.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today. I claim Your protection and ask You to bind Satan and his kingdom from hindering me.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
I am so thankful that this body of mine does not have to last forever. When Jesus returns, I will receive my glorified body!
Lord, help me to be a wise and reasonable person. When I have a disagreement, help me to see the other side and to believe that the other side has some reason to it. Help me to step out of my emotions and seek to fairly understand opposing viewpoints, I ask. May I work hard at being fair, even if it is to my disadvantage.
I remember the nation of Senegal in prayer today. Recently, Islamic fundamentalists have taken over the government. Over 92% of the population is Muslim and born-again evangelicals are a mere .1% of the population. Some missionary work has been fruitful, but as a whole, not very successful. There are many unreached people groups. Six New Testaments have been translated with 19 underway, but it is unclear if this work will be able to continue under an Islamic regime. Grant wisdom and safety to the Christians and missionaries there; may this nation turn around by the power of Your Spirit, I ask. May many from Senegal find the freedom that Christ brings.
Today I pray for The Mission Society. It "has a two-fold vision: First on behalf of Christ, [they] go to the lost...sending out witnesses to engage in an evangelical, holistic ministry… [and they are] involved in evangelism and discipleship, church-planting, relief and development, vocational training, micro-economic development assistance, medical/humanitarian aid, theological education and ministries to youth and children." Bless their work with fruit; may many come to know and follow Christ. Grant them harmony, protection, provision, and the power of Your Spirit, I ask.
May Your grace be with those who work as structural metal fabricators and fitters. Grant them safety, help them to work heartily and honestly and may those who know You demonstrate their faith by their works.
Help my works to demonstrate my faith today, I pray in Yeshua's Name, Amen.
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