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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
August 12
by Ed Vasicek

Great King of the Universe,

Thank You that You are the God Who protects us. Psalm 91, a Psalm of protection, gives us an example of Your protection when it is Your will to do so: "If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (vs. 9-11). Sometimes You remove Your hand of protection and other times Your protection is limited. Satan was allowed to bring disaster upon Job, but only within limits. We cannot see the angels You send to guard us, or the disasters that would overtake us had You not exercised Your divine veto.

Lord, You have a goal, a purpose for my life. You want all of Your children to bring You glory, but You do this in differing ways. Help me to reflect upon Your purpose for my life. Help me to nurture my spiritual walk with You by spending time in Your Word, in prayer and in fellowship with other Christians who are serious about serving You and building up Your Kingdom.

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

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. So, Holy Spirit, stir me up, motivate me and continue to conform me to the character of Jesus Christ. Change me day by day, little by little.

Lord, help me to become more dependent upon You to help me do what I cannot do alone. Help me become a person of faith, a person who trusts You with the details of life. Help me view my life as an adventure with You and to be willing to walk through those open doors. Do not allow me to cower in the corner, strapped by fear.

Today I pray for the Republic of South Africa. Thank You that over 19% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals. Additionally, there are many born-again believers in non-evangelical denominations. Thank You that, although the society has left its Christian morality, the true Christians are growing in strength and numbers. We pray not only that the growing number of believers would improve the moral climate, but also that they might win many to the Kingdom of God by the power of Your Spirit! Help the church to minister to those suffering from AIDS and help the believers to exemplify Christ-likeness.

I praise You, O Lord, for Children of Promise International, "an interdenominational Christian mission organization dedicated to three areas of ministry: Caring for orphans and widows through church-based orphan homes, reaching the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through church planting and providing for needy children through feeding and nutrition programs, free schools and higher education opportunities, and family assistance." O God , bless this ministry as they serve You.

Please help me remember that You are there for me today, I ask in the Messiah's Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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If you are interested, you can find more information about the missions organization(s) noted above.

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