Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are so good to me. Your love extends downward toward all and in Your love, You warn of Your wrath. You are the God Who Warns. Before Cain killed Abel, You warned him to correct his attitude. Before the Flood, You warned that You would not always strive with man. Righteous Lot served as a warning to Sodom and Gomorrah. You sent Your prophets to warn Israel of the consequences of her apostasy and the judgment You would bring. Sometimes people heed Your warning, as in the repentance of the people in Nineveh who surprisingly repented at Jonah's preaching. But more often, it seems Your warnings are not heeded. A lonely eternity awaits those who have not heeded the warning of the Gospel. You warn us through our consciences, Your Word, other people and even the disasters of nature. Thank You that because of the work of Your Spirit, we were primed to heed Your warning.
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. Keep me from grieving Your Spirit by hardening my heart or disregarding Your will or flirting with sin, I ask.
Lord, the nation of Sudan has been a mixed blessing. On the one hand, many have responded to the Gospel especially in the south. As a result, over 10% of the nation claim to be born-again evangelicals and nearly a fourth of the population professes some sort of Christianity. Yet the Muslims control the more populous north and they are radical Muslims. They have massacred tens of thousands in the South and have taken over 100,000 as slaves! O Lord, stop the bloodshed and slavery. Grant true freedom to this nation. Halt the spread of evil in Sudan and fortify and nurture the spread of the Gospel. Indeed, the behavior of the people in the north emphasizes how much they need the Gospel! Bless the relief and mission agencies (like Samaritan's Purse) that seek to help the many refugees. Work good out of this, O Lord.
Lord, I pray for the great ministry of Samaritan's Purse as it goes out "to the aid of the world's poor, sick and suffering. [They] are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ. [Their] emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease and famine.... [Their] community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow. [They]...impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten." O God, provide for, protect, empower and grant harmony to this ministry, I pray.
Help me to live for You today, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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