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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
August 18
by Ed Vasicek

Dear Lord,

You are the God of the paradox. Many who shouted "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" later repented and believed, saved by the One Who was crucified for them! You reveal Yourself to those not considered wise in the eyes of society, but hide Yourself from those who are lauded by the masses. If we want to find a meaningful life, we must lose ourselves in You. When we are weak, then we are strong, for we trust all the more in You. You demand complete and total holiness if we are to be right with You, but You provide that holiness and perfection by putting us in Christ so that we are clothed in His righteousness. You are Lord of the paradox.

Lord, help me to bear up under the trials, disappointments, fears and tribulations of life, including: __________. Let me remember that You are developing my faith and that You often use difficult times to make me stronger in You. Though I admit that I usually hate such trials, I do appreciate what You have done in my life through them. My choice is to go through them with You or without You. I will go through them either way. I choose to go through them hand in hand with You.

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.

Lord, the Maharashtra State of India with its 95 million people needs the Gospel. Perhaps .2% of the population is evangelical Christians. Although their numbers are small, they are growing, for which I praise You. Hindus who have passed “anti-conversion laws” and used other means to persecute religions other than their own control the local government. Although many of the older churches are weak and not as effective as they should be, new churches have brought new life in the realm of outreach and zeal. Bless these new churches and revive the old ones, I ask. Multiply the number of believers in this State, I pray.

Father, prosper the ministry of Christian Life Missions, an “organization...whose sole purpose is to meet the challenges and existing needs of peoples throughout the world while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the provision of goods, services and relief efforts to various nations, CLM has a vision to impact these areas which...are strategic in affecting world history towards the cause of Jesus Christ.”

Bless those, O Lord, who work in the fields of bookkeeping, accounting, and/or auditing. May they work conscientiously and help those who know Christ freely share their faith.

Help me to share the good news with someone soon, I ask. Open the doors and help embolden me to walk through them. I give my day to You, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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