Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are a social God, a God Who is socially gracious to mankind. You have given us the institution of marriage, of the home and of the government. Although evil is the ruining of the good and although this world has been ruined because of sin, there is still much good to be found in marriage, the family and governed society. Help me remember, that You, O God, formed these social foundations. They tell me much about You. Marriage involves being very close to another, yet only You, O Lord, know me fully. Rearing children can give one a sense of purpose and being needed, but ultimately, my greatest purpose is to know, serve and glorify You. And although You do not technically need me, You did create me for a purpose. And government shows that You are a god of order. You want my life to be ordered by Your priority system, not by my neighbors.
Lord, I am thankful for many things three of which are: __________.
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.
Lord, help my church be harmonious. Keep antagonists, troublemakers and those who resent authority away from our congregation. Help my church to be effective in evangelism, discipleship, loving one another and world missions.
I remember parents. Lord. Parents are so important to those little ones entrusted to their care. May parents everywhere protect and train their children in humane and balanced ways. Help them to love their children, not to spoil them and to encourage them toward positive directions. We pray that Christian parents would prove to be consistent role models for their young ones. Send angels to protect them, I pray.
I remember the nations where persecution of Christianity is great. The number 6 through 10 nations are: Iran, North Korea, Vietnam, the Maldives and Bhutan. O God, please stop the persecutions there! Help the believers to be able to avoid persecution, to be strong when they cannot and may their persecutors come to know You!
I pray for the Hainan Province of China, with its nearly 8 million people. Thank You that about 4% of the population is made up of born-again evangelicals. Thank You that the church has been doubling every year—praise Your Name! But, Lord, the Li people are not responding nearly as well. May the thousand or so believers among the Li be used of You to initiate the doubling process among them, I ask. May Your Spirit hover over this area bringing His regenerating power to hundreds of thousands more this year!
Thank You for the ministry of YUGO Ministries, "challenging North Americans with a vision for world missions through an inexpensive, hands-on missions experience in Mexico. [Their] focus is evangelism, training national believers and church planting. This is supplemented by programs providing shelter, food and education for the poor." Use this ministry to reach and disciple many. May You use this ministry to lead others into full-time mission work, I ask.
Help me to love You with all my being today, O Lord, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA