Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
King of Kings and Lord of Lords,
You are the God the remnant. At one time, only Noah and His family were true to You. You delivered them in the Ark while the ancient world perished. Throughout the Torah, we find individuals who knew You in surprising places: Melchizedek, Jethro and even Balaam. Job lived about the time of Abraham. When You singled out Your special nation of Israel, many turned away from You, but You always had Your remnant who refused to bow the knee to Baal. When our Savior came to His own people, they rejected Him—mostly. But a remnant believed and together believing Jews and believing gentiles make up Your church. Even the word “church” means the “called out ones.” We are a God-fearing remnant from our society.
Lord, I have some requests to bring before Your throne. They are: __________.
Lord, I am thankful for plenty of things (You have been good) and two of them include: __________.
Lord, may Your Spirit fill me. May I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me this day.
I ask that You would bless all of my relationships: the relationships within my family, among my friends, church members, fellow employees, neighborhood and community.
Help me to be a content person, not a constant complainer or negative. Help me encourage those who are close to me. Keep me away from put-down humor or rudeness. Help me to be the kindest toward those who are the closest to me.
Lord, help me to be a gracious person. Help me not react to insults or slights or delays or mistakes with uncontrolled anger, a demanding attitude, or rudeness. Instead, help me to delay my anger and gain my composure and consider the effect of my responses on others.
I remember those in our world who have lost loved ones to terrorists (or responses to terrorism), who have been injured, handicapped, or traumatized. O Father, please heal the broken hearts and help these precious survivors to find their strength in You.
Father, today I pray for the Pacific Island nation of Tonga with its 100,000 people. Thank You that almost 22% of the population identify themselves as born-again evangelicals and thank You that the King is a firmly committed Christian. Help the church to become healthier. Bring reconciliation to heal the many schisms and thwart the "personality cult" mentality that is all too common. May Jesus Christ be the true head of the church in Tonga, not just technically but practically!
Lord, thank You for the ministry of In-Touch Mission which "has for the last 20 years ministered to the Persecuted Church in Eastern Europe, Africa and whenever a need is presented. Primarily, the ministry attempts to uphold the name of our Lord Jesus by ministering to those who have needs, both spiritual and material, in areas of persecution."
Lord, I pray for both dental assistants and dental hygienists. Father, they perform an important service for many of us. Help them to do their work well with integrity and may those who know You freely share the Gospel.
Lord, help me to be appreciative of my freedom to follow Christ, I pray in His Name, Amen.
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