Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are majestic. You are splendid, superb, royal and kingly. You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Were I to see You in Your glory, I would die from being overwhelmed. There are many things in life that are beautiful and a number of overwhelming experiences or views. If I were to peer at a glorious sunset above majestic mountains, I might be impressed. But You are majestic to an infinite degree. You are royal and kingly in such massive ways that I cannot even begin to comprehend it. But one day, I shall see You and I shall enjoy Your majesty forever and ever.
Abba, Father, help me to resist the devil today. Lord, I ask You to bind Satan and his forces; I claim the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. Thank You for my advocate, my defense attorney—our Lord Jesus Christ. He stands before Your throne and thwarts Satan's attempts to accuse me (1 John 2:1-2, Zechariah 3:1-5).
Lord, Your Word tells me that, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18). Help me to run from pride and to pursue humility which is simply sanely seeing reality from Your perspective and looking at things in proper proportion.
Lord, Hosea prophesied that, "My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). Father, remind me that ignorance is destructive. Especially help me cultivate knowledge of Your Word and Bible doctrine. Convince me that the most important thing I can do to grow, once I am saved, is to spend much time in Your Word. Help me never waver from that simple conviction. Fellowship, worship and body life—these are all important. But spending time in the Word is number one. Help me seek content—the meat of Your Word—over feelings, excitement, or motivation.
Father, I pray for the Manipur State of India, with its 2 million people. Thank You that over a third professes some sort of Christianity with probably over a fourth of the population professing to be born-again evangelicals. Thank You, Lord. But there are many unreached people and drug addiction and AIDS are significant problems in this region as well. Help the Christians to point to better alternatives and may the church here keep maturing and keep reaching out. Bless their efforts, O Lord.
Lord, I pray for CRISTA Ministries, "a gathering of Christians from all walks of life, demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by working together for positive change in a fast-paced world." CRISTA is ten distinct ministries: 1) CRISTA Senior Ministries, 2) World Concern, 3) King's Schools, 4) CRISTA Broadcasting, 5) Island Lake and Miracle Ranch Camps, 6) New Hope Child and Family Agency, 7) Intercristo, 8) Seattle Urban Academy, 9) CRISTA Women's Ministries and 10) Christian Veterinary Mission. O Lord, bless this multitasked ministry as it fills important voids in the Body of Christ. Help the leaders to manage this work well; make it effective, efficient and one that brings glory to You. Grant those who labor in this ministry like-mindedness, integrity and wisdom, I pray.
Grant me wisdom today, I request in the Name of the Messiah, Amen.
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