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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
August 9
by Ed Vasicek

Great King of All,

You are a holy God; You are to be feared. When Moses saw the burning bush, he had to remove his sandals, for he was on holy ground. When Uzzah tried to steady the Ark of the Covenant with his hand, You smote him. When You gave the Law, nothing was allowed to approach the holy mountain. When Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit, they dropped dead. You are a holy God and woe to them who fail to respect You. Lord, You are to be feared, but I am to grow to be more like You, and You are also a social God.

Thank You, Lord, that I too need others to be happy and fulfilled. Sometimes I feel lonely and alone; help me not to cower in a corner, but help me to jump into my church, neighborhood and community. You made me social, just as You are social. Help me nurture that part of my being and not stifle it in fear.

Help me remember that our church is a body and that I have a part to play. Help me to be forbearing, to confront when necessary and not to be touchy. Help me maintain a realistic view about human nature—even among the regenerate—so that I do not hold false expectations that will be frustrated.

Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.

Lord, I pray that You would protect my loved ones and I throughout our lives. Send guardian angels to watch over us, I pray. Keep us from harm and evil of all kinds.

This day I pray for the Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands. Thank You that over 34% of the people claim to be born-again evangelicals! As the nation tries to get itself together after 20 years of war, we pray that the Christians would lead the way and consider the best interests of all. Many of the island pastors are not trained adequately and some of them have brought disgrace to the Gospel. We pray that You would strengthen the pastors, help them seek and find training and help them lead their flocks as you would have them led. Bring a new revival to this land, I ask.

Thank You, Lord, for the ministry of BEE International. "Twenty-five years of ministry have uniquely equipped BEE International to respond to the historic opportunities throughout the world today. Studies indicate that over 90% of the world's theologically trained church leaders live in North America and Western Europe. Statistics suggest that 2 million pastors outside this area have not had any Bible training at all."

"BEE International began in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. They continue to work in these countries with nationals taking more and more of the responsibility for the ministry. With growing needs for training in other parts of the world, [they] are poised to expand this type of servant-leadership training." O Father, help them, provide for them, guide them and empower those who minister through BEE so that they are completely successful in accomplishing what You have for them. Grant them harmony and great fruit, I ask.

Help me to bear fruit for You, I pray in Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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