Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Your Word declares in no uncertain terms that Your love is everlasting. Your love never waivers or vacillates and You Yourself do not grow weary or tired. You will shower me with Your love forever and ever and even now You do so. Your love is without limit; it reaches to the heavens. You do not need to release Your love in small portions to conserve it; it is infinite. Though I have begun to experience the wonders of that love, I will only see it in full force when I am with You in glory. But when I doubt Your love, all I have to do is look at the cross. You have proven Your love for me.
In Your love, Father, You have sent Your Spirit to live within me. He has written Your Law upon my heart in that He has given me a new nature that desires You. He has intensified my conscience. O God, may I become holier as I allow Your Spirit within me to control me and empower me.
Lord, todayís date brings back memories of the awful terrorist bombings which occurred in 2001. Father, I pray that You would wipe out terrorism from this planet. May those who have grievances go about trying to promote desired changes through legal and ethical means. Lord, I pray that terrorism would suffer an awful defeat.
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.
Dear God, I pray that You would help me to discipline myself to be tactful in relating to others today. Help me to speak kindly, to write thoughtfully and to conduct myself with consideration to others. May my love for You and my love for othersórather than peer pressureómotivate me to be considerate.
Father, today I remember the Orissa State of India with its 38 million people. O Father, perhaps 1% of the population in this region claims to be born-again evangelicals. And Lord, persecution from those espousing Hinduism has been serious here. Anti-conversion laws make it illegal to convert from one religion to another. Yet, Lord, despite all this, the church has grown! Over half of the people cannot read, but thank You that Christian radio is reaching many. O Lord, protect the believers, empower them and multiply Your church in the Orissa State. May the number of believers double every five years for two decades, I ask. Do a mighty work here!
Lord, thank You for the ministry of Hope Builders International whose "purpose is to help build up the body of Christ through local discipleship, national partnerships and international support of indigenous mission activity. [Their] intention overseas is to introduce Western believers to those ministries that are actively furthering the Kingdom of God around the world in lands of poverty and persecution and to facilitate a working relationship between the two...in Asia, the Middle East and the Turkish speaking world."
Father, use this ministry. Give them vast amounts of wisdom, provide for the work, protect those who do the work, grant them harmony among themselves and empower them by Your Spirit, I ask.
Help me walk the walk today, in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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