Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Great Heavenly Father,
You are the God Who built up Jerusalem in Your time. You restored the city to her exiles under Ezra and You allowed it to be destroyed in judgment in 70 A.D. You have restored this city to the Jewish people and one day Your Son, our Savior, will reign from Jerusalem. Your calling and Your gifts are irrevocable.
You are the God Who heals the brokenhearted. Lord, so many people are brokenhearted right now as I pray. Bind up their wounds, O Lord. Comfort them as only You can. I know that I too, have and will need Your help. Lord, life is tough with You; the thought of going at it alone without You seems unbearable.
You have determined the number of stars in the universe and You call each of them by name. Billions upon billions of them flicker their distant light, but You never confuse them. I praise, You, O Lord.
My God, help me to be a good steward of the funds with which You provide me. Proverbs 17:18 reads, "Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom." O, Lord, may I be a wise person. Help me be wise in all areas including money management.
Almighty One, like every one of the billions of people who inhabit our world, I am vulnerable. I am a breath away from death and a step away from disaster. So, Lord, please send angels to watch over me and protect me. Keep me from harm and evil of every kind in the physical, relational, and spiritual realms, I ask.
Lord, like everyone else, I have fears and insecurities that haunt me. I give them to You and ask You to help me constantly do so.
Lord, help me to get to know my neighbors where I live and at work or school. Teach me the importance of participating in my community as an avenue to benefit myself and a way to show love to others.
Father, thank You for my senses. In Your grace and goodness, keep them all healthy and help me to appreciate them and use them in ways that please You. Help me to discover the joys of being a human being created in Your image, yet help me to enjoy life in ways consistent with Your revealed will.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You.
Lord, I pray for the Asian nation of Turkmenistan. O Lord, both Sunni Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy are tolerated in this nation, but evangelical Christianity is virtually unknown here. Zero percent of the 5 million people who live in this land are evangelicals. But thank You that the number has grown over the past ten years from 1 or 2 to 600. Lord, I pray that this growth rate would continue over the next several decades! Please use the Jesus film, Christian radio, and the testimony of the few who know You, I ask.
Now use me today, I request in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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