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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
August 19
by Ed Vasicek

Dear Lord,

Thank You for saving us by Your grace. Certainly if we were forgiven and saved by our works, none of us would be able to stand before You, for all our good deeds are like filthy rags before You (Isaiah 64:6). David knew You, but he fell into awful sin. He coveted a woman and committed adultery with her. Then he had her husband murdered through his general; he left the dirty work to another. King Ahab, who did not know You, also coveted. He coveted Naboth’s vineyard, but he did not commit adultery. Yet, he too had a man murdered. His wife set things up for Naboth’s murder—this king also had another one do the dirty work. You worked repentance in David’s heart and David repented. His relationship was restored, while Ahab did not repent and died having never been forgiven, as far as we know. Lord, to know You, to have a relationship with You is everything that really matters in my life. To miss knowing You is the greatest tragedy of this life and the next.

I pray for my lost friends and family members including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.

I pray for the elderly, sickly and shut-in including: __________.

Help me to be an alert Christian, Lord. I do not want to be numbered among those who value peace so much that I keep my head in the sand or deny undesirable realities. No, I need to understand how I am led into sin, how the devil tempts me and to have answers for the questions people are asking. I need to read, study and tool up as one of Your workers. I can neither rest on my laurels nor live in the past, for You have placed me in today's world. That means You want me to address today's challenges. Help me to be brave and to do so, I ask.

Lord, the Latin American island nation of St. Kitts-Nevis is a challenge. Drugs and all sorts of illegal activities are characteristic on St. Kitts, but the folks who reside on Nevis tend to be godlier. Thank You that almost 23% of the people claim to be born-again believers, but response to the Gospel among the unsaved seems particularly poor. May Your Spirit sweep over these islands and may the number of believers grow by 50% over the next decade and may believers be noted for their spiritual depth and consistent lifestyle, I ask.

Father, please bless the work of Christian World Outreach. "The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate with the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self worth and encouragement through leadership development and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian assistance." Bless their work in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Empower them, grant them harmony among themselves, provide for them, protect them and give them great fruit for their labors, I ask.

Now, Lord, help me to serve You faithfully today, in Yeshua’s (Jesus’) Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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