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Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
September 20
by Ed Vasicek


You are the God Who Keeps His Covenant.

Thank You for being faithful, trustworthy and dependable. You personify integrity. When You make an unconditional promise, You keep it unconditionally. When You make a conditional promise, You keep it as You stated. You do not change Your contracts after the fact, but Your calling and purposes are irrevocable. We humans renege, we rationalize and we fudge. But not You. O Lord. Your faithfulness reaches toward the heavens. Your "yes" means "yes" and Your "no" means "no." You do not vacillate and have no hint of fickleness.

Oh, Lord, help me to be more like You. Help me to remember that it is better not to make a vow than to make a vow and not keep it. Make my commitments few, but help me to keep the few I make. Let my "yes" mean "yes" and my "no" mean "no." Keep working in me, O Lord, to conform me to the image of Christ.

Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.

Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I find my strength in His power not my own. May Your Spirit control me today. May He control me at home, work and play. May the fruit of the Spirit characterize my life, O Lord. Search me, O Lord, and try my heart. Show me what I need to see about myself.

Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me of them, and You will cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). So I bring my sins before You now. I do not excuse them, but I freely admit them and ask for Your forgiveness.

I remember the hungry, the destitute, the abandoned, the sick and the elderly. Oh, Lord, be a God of compassion and provide for them. Change world conditions so that fewer people are hungry and bring medical help to the world.

Lord, I am humbled to realize that over 43 million people have died for their Christian faith since the time of Christ. Over 150,000 die every year. O Father, I beg of You to see to it that this persecution stops! I pray for nations #21 to 25 from the persecution index of 86 countries where persecution is a problem. Today I pray for Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia, Azerbaijan and Mexico (the southern portion of this country).

Lord, thank You for International Health Services, a branch of the Salvation Army: "it has operated hospitals and clinics in some of the most needy areas of the world...currently has 183 health programs running in 39 countries, focusing on healthcare and the prevention of disease. Almost all of these include response to HIV/AIDS." Thank You, Lord, for these ministries. Bless them, prosper them and may they share the love of Christ to those whom they serve.

Lord, help me to be filled with joy rather than negativism so that others might see Christ in me, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Pastor Ed

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