Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the great I AM. You are always what You are. Your intellect, emotions and will are not passing or transient, nor do they follow one another sequentially or develop. Your qualities have always been and always will be infinitely mature. You have no room for improvement or growth because You are infinite and absolute in all Your ways. You are not a God Who is a composite of Your attributes, yet Your attributes are not mere illusions but reveal different aspects of Who You are. Additionally anywhere You are present, You are present entirely. These things are hard to grasp. But we can understand it simply just by realizing that You are one unity. There are no dark and light sides to You but only light. There is no good and evil, only good.
Father, I remember the poor, sickly and downtrodden of this world. In some nations, the average person subsists on one percent of what the average American lives on and in many, many nations people live on between 3 and 7 percent of what Americans do. In many lands, the government does not recognize the rights with which You have endowed us. So, Lord, help these nations to become prosperity producing rather than maintaining the old status quo.
Lord, help me to bear up under the trials, disappointments, fears and tribulations of life including: __________.
Thank You that the church is built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets (Ephesians 2:20). A foundation is only laid once and they did so. We now have that foundation in Your written Word, the Bible. Like the Berean believers, help us to use the Scriptures to prove whether a teaching is true or false.
Lord, I pray for the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir. Only about .16% professes any sort of Christianity in this province of 9 million people. Thirty thousand people have been killed with 800,000 refugees as a result of the war with Pakistan. According to Operation World, "In 1990 there were but 12,000 Christians in 45 churches, many of which were nominal and either low-caste or immigrant in origin. Evangelical believers were a few thousand, but in the ‘90s their numbers doubled and churches increased to 167 in 1998." Lord, I pray that Your Spirit would work and the evangelical church would grow tenfold over the next five years. Grant safety, provision and the power of Your Spirit to Your children there, I ask.
Father, bless the ministry of World Impact, Inc., "a Christian missions organization dedicated to ministering God's love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known. World Impact ministers crossculturally to people unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, follow-up, discipleship and indigenous church planting. World Impact empowers urban disciples, training leadership for the advancement of the Kingdom of God." Prosper, protect and provide for this ministry. Grant its leaders harmony and empower the workers with Your Spirit resulting to fruit that glorifies You, O Lord.
Help me glorify You today, I ask in the name of my Savior, Amen.
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