Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Lord of all, but You are also the Lord of the individual. You have arranged a situation in which we can decide whether we want You to be the Lord of our lives or not. Although we recognize Your Sovereign workings behind the scenes, we do experience a choice on our part. You are not everyone's chosen Lord. But I have personally covenanted with You and I know You not only as the Lord of the Universe, but as MY Lord and Master. Help me to be less and less like the disciples when Jesus criticized them with, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but not do the things that I say?" (Luke 6:46). Help me, Lord, both to desire to obey You and to actually obey You.
Adonai, 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.
Help me to do my part by volunteering to serve or continuing to serve in a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church. May I set my roots down deeply and to attend every week I am able to do so.
Lord, today I remember the nations in which believers are persecuted, facing death, dismemberment, torture, rape, sexual abuse, imprisonment, slavery, or confiscation of goods. These persecuting nations include: Comoro Islands, Cuba, Uzbekistan, North Sudan and Morocco. O Father, may these and the others among the 86 persecuting countries become enlightened in the realm of human dignity and God-given rights including the right we have to choose and practice our religious convictions. May the persecutors themselves be won to faith in Christ; may the governments mandate and enforce the recognition of true religious freedom, and help believers by granting them an extra portion of wisdom. Help them to evade persecution when possible and help them to find their strength in You when they cannot.
Lord, I pray for the Hunan province of China, the most difficult part of China to successfully evangelize. Your Spirit has been working mightily in other parts of China, but in Hunan, only about 2% of the population claim to be born-again evangelicals. The 67 million people identify with Chairman Mao who came from this region and they view the Gospel as foreign. Hearts are hard here and the Scriptures are sparse. O my Father, soften the hearts of the Hunan people. By Your Spirit, bring many to eternal life, I pray. May the number of believers double over the next five years, I pray.
Dear God, thank You for D&D Missionary Homes: "When a missionary family in transition seeks housing—either going to the field, or returning for a short stay, they face considerable expenditures that usually are not recovered, or cost-effective when considering the period of time involved—usually two to six months." Through D & D "an example of costs for a missionary couple...is about 30%-40% the cost of equivalent rentals for three months to one year." Father, bless this ministry as it serves Your servants, I ask.
Help me to bless Your servants and to be a blessing to lost people around me. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.
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