Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the only One I can hang onto. More accurately, You are the only One Who can hang on to me. My loved ones are mortal and can be taken from me or turn away from me. Distance may separate us. But You, O Lord, are eternal and a Rock I can depend on. As years go by, there are fewer people with whom we can remember the past, and we can only shares chunks of the past together. But You, O Lord, were there for it all, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad. You understand who I am and how I came to be who I am. You orchestrated events and planned me for unique purposes so that I alone can fill the niche You have carved out for me. What a God You are: the God Who shares the entirety of my life with me! Even before I knew You, You knew me.
Father, today I pray for those burdened with substance abuse and addictions. Although the process often begins with sin, the addiction is more than simple sin—it is also bondage. Lord, You understand all that is involved when it comes to addiction; I know little. But Lord, I do not need to know it all to ask You to help those I love (and perhaps myself) with these forms of bondage.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Lord, I pray for troubled marriages and those not so troubled including my own (if I am married). Lord, help Christians put in effort to maintain and invigorate their marriages. Help those who know You not to take their spouses for granted but to nurture their relationship. Bind Satan and help each spouse to focus on his or her own shortcomings and avoid making demands upon their spouses. May Christians address all areas of marriage seeking Your will in everything, I ask.
Father, I pray for the Meghalaya State of India with its 2 million people. Lord, most people in this region claim some sort of Christianity, but the younger generations are falling away. O Lord, shepherd these younger people back into the fold and strengthen the church there, I pray. I also pray for the Mizoram State. O Lord, what a work You have done here. Most of the 860,000 people know You! More than 2,000 people from this region have gone off to be missionaries themselves—would that it were this way all over India! They are highly educated and greatly blessed by You. Please keep them strong and keep using them, I pray.
Lord, thank You for Harvest Evangelism and their successful ministry in Argentina. "In over twenty-five years of ministry, [You, Lord, have] allowed Harvest Evangelism to gestate a prototype for reaching entire cities and nations for Christ based on the biblical principles of marketplace transformation, prayer evangelism and intercession." Thank You for the phenomenal church growth and evangelism produced by this approach! Grant wisdom, harmony, protection, provision and the empowering work of Your Spirit to this ministry, O Lord. May many come to You and mature into discipleship, I ask.
Help me think of You throughout my day, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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