Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that You are always aware and monitoring our needs. Thank You for Your heart of compassion; Your emotions are always part of Your relationship with us. You are not some austere and distant God, nor are You some sort of divine computer. Like us, You have intellect, emotions and will. Unlike us, You know ALL to the minutest detail; You see the mites that live on the mites and the single cell creatures and the molecules and the atoms and the parts of every atom and beyond. If we go the other way, You see the vast universe. You have the entire spectrum of feelings and while You are rejoicing with me, You are the sharing the grief of another. You completely amaze me!
I pray for my pastor, staff and church board leaders, officers and teachers. If any do not know You, may they become born-again. Help them to be true to the Bible and to put Your Word over their own personal agendas. Help them to have genuine integrity, Biblical convictions, love, wisdom and courage. Help them put their walk with You first, their families second and their ministries third. Do not allow others to intimidate them into neglecting their families and remind them that "the fear of man works a snare." Help them be most concerned about pleasing You while also seeking peace and harmony within the congregation.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
Lord, I pray for the nation of Spain. With its history of Inquisition and intolerance, the evangelical church has been small in Spain. Thank You that this is changing. Although only .4% of the population claims to be born-again evangelicals, this represents a significant growth from the mere 3,000 believers in 1900 to nearly 100,000 today. Thank You for the growth! Lord, help the evangelical church in Spain to triple over the next decade! Help the evangelical church in Spain and other Christians from outside to thoroughly evangelize this nation. May Your Spirit grant many the repentance that leads to life.
Today I pray for the ministry of China Partner, Inc., "established to serve the Church in China as it fulfills the Great Commission.... CP is unique in that it works with the registered churches and seminaries in China.... CP exists to help build up and equip the Church in China. This is accomplished by working in four main areas of ministry: pastoral training...Christian literature distribution program...China conferences...[and] Bible school and church construction." Father, provide for this ministry and although the registered churches are restricted by the government, help those who know You and participate in these churches to grow in their faith and share Christ effectively, I ask.
I remember those who work as water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators. Bless them with safety, help them to do their work with integrity and may those who know You share their faith and walk the walk.
Help me to walk the walk today, in the Messiah's Name, Amen.
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516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA