Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
My Faithful Master,
You are the God of peace; You are at peace with Yourself and through Christís death, we now have peace with You. But You also help me to experience peace because You love to share Your peace with Your Children. When I present my cares to You, You provide me with Your peace. You are always confident; You are righteous in all Your ways. Father, I cannot imagine what You are like. You know the outcomes of all things, so You never worry and You never guess. At the same time, You feel compassion for me, even though I often guess and often worry. You are an oasis of peace and a break from the chaos of life. Thanks for Your peace. Help me to avail myself of it more frequently.
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.
I pray for the elderly, sickly, and shut-in, including: __________.
Help me to be an alert Christian, Lord. I do not want to be numbered among those who value peace so much that I keep my head in the sand or deny undesirable realities. No, I need to understand how I am led into sin, how the devil tempts me and to have answers for the questions people are asking. I need to read, study and tool up as one of Your workers. I can neither rest on my laurels nor live in the past, for You have placed me in today's world. That means You want me to address today's challenges. Help me to be brave and to do so, I ask.
Father, I pray for our president, governor, federal and local senators and representatives and judges of all kinds. Help them to do what is right, to seek You and to please You.
Lord, I pray for the city or town in which I live (or the nearest such place). Father, I pray that many in this city/town would come to know You. May the number of true believers grow at least 50% over the next decade. Send Your Spirit to draw men, women and young people to Yourself. Help me to be a faithful witness to Your saving grace there. Although You have not called all of us to be missionariesóto cross cultures, You do call each of us to be Your witnesses and to share Your Gospel. Help me to do so, O Lord.
Lord, thank You for the ministry of International Christian Ministries and their important work with the African Church! "ICM exists in order to serve the church by discipling and equipping its leaders.... ICM envisions a future where a mature African Church leads the global Church in fulfilling the Great Commission through the practical application of the Great Commandment." Lord, bring unity and harmony to the African church through this and other ministries, I pray. Help them to mobilize the church to take ownership of the Great Commission for their continent. May they send out translators, evangelists and trainers to seed, nurture and repair the body of Christ there. Bless them, I ask!
Help me to remember to be about Your business, I also ask in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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