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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
August 10
by Ed Vasicek

You Who Reign Forever and Ever,

I am overwhelmed by Your power. You humbled proud King Nebuchadnezzar. You struck him with insanity so that he thought he was an animal. He ate grass for a period of seven years until his humbled mind returned to him. You ordained the powers that exist, even though they have been marred by the fall. You even created Lucifer as a holy angel until he and his allied angels fell into sin and became demons. When some of these angels sinned before the Flood, you imprisoned them until the final judgment. You have the keys of death and hell. We humans cannot even make a single living cell; You made all creation with its marvelous complexity and unfathomable engineering.

First John says that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me those sins and You will purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I confess the sins I am aware of now and I ask Your Spirit to search my heart (Pause to admit them to God.).

Lord, strife within families is awful. Please bring together members of our families. Soften hearts. We pray that those offended would be gracious, yet not naïve. We pray that the offenders would be repentant. We know some situations can never be repaired, but we pray that many relationships would be reconciled.

Lord, help me to be a good manager of my time. I do not want to live the hurried lifestyle, but I need to be efficient in some areas that I might have more relaxed times later. Enlighten me as to how I might do this.

Father, the African nation of Somalia is a mess. It is a lawless land with warlords fighting for territory. The economy is devastated and seemingly beyond repair. Because the nation is 99.95% Muslim, missionaries cannot work there. Thank You for the few hundred “underground” Christians; strengthen them and may they wisely share their faith. Work in the land as only You can, O Lord, for this is truly an impossible situation. Only You can do the impossible and I ask that You would!

Thank You, my God, for Blessings International, "a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering and provide medicines worldwide by facilitating relationships that promote health." Thank You that they have been providing medical supplies for 24 years, have been involved with disaster relief, AIDS clinics and church relationship development. They work in nations like Southern Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Liberia, North Korea and with Tsunami relief. O Father, bless them as they share Your love. May others see Christ in them and may many come to Christ through their example of compassion, I ask.

I pray for those who work as carpenters. Grant them safety, help them to do their work well and may those who know You boldly share their faith with their coworkers, I pray.

Now help me be a good testimony to You, I ask in Christ’s Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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