Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
When You gave the Law to Moses, the children of Israel were not even allowed near Mt. Sinai. You instructed Moses to set up boundary markers. Lightning and thunder accompanied this fearful event. According to Jewish tradition, You spoke the Law in the 70 languages of the nations.
Later, when Your Spirit answered Jesus prayer for oneness by baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ on the Day of Pentecost Your people praised You and gloried in Your grace. On Pentecost, 3,000 were saved; when the Law was given, 3,000 died (Exodus 32:28). You are the God of both Law and Grace, Justice and Mercy, Holiness and Compassion.
Thank You for keeping us by Your power. When we stray from You, You discipline us and give us a spanking of sorts. Thank You that You are looking out for our best interests, working in ways that may seem mysterious or illogical to us. You are not an enemy to keep at bay but a true Friend, truer than any other.
So, Lord, help me to understand what I can of You and Your ways. Do not allow me to be ignorant of Your Word, but help me to truly read and study it. Help me to learn the Word even if parts of it may not seem relevant at the time. Help me to believe that all Scripture is both inspired and profitable.
Help me to guard my tongue, to choose my words carefully and to use my mouth to heal, not to hurt. Help me learn to listen, to remember that You created us with two ears but only one mouth.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You.
Lord, the Asian nation of Thailand with its 63 million people needs the Gospel. Even though missionaries have been working in Thailand for a long time, fruit has been scarce until now. Thank You that we are finally seeing some growth. O Lord, less than .7% of the population claims to be born-again evangelicals. Father, please multiply that percentage ten times over the next decade! May the Gospel penetrate hearts and spread throughout the society. Father, the sex industry with its abuse of children is well established in this land. O God, please let Your Word permeate this culture and help the citizens of Thailand protect their children and find more ethical means to generate income, I ask. Do a mighty work with Your Spirit there, I plead.
Father, thank You for the work of Global Advance as they seek to "provide training and resources for one million pastors and church leaders in needy areas of the world. [They] believe empowering national church leaders is the most strategic, cost effective and culturally sensitive way to advance the Gospel." Lord, bless and guide their efforts, grant them harmony, the power of Your Spirit, protection and provision, I ask. Grant them much fruit for their labors.
Grant me fruit for my labor, I ask in the Messiah's Name, Amen.
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