Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
I praise You with all my heart. I am not ashamed to do so and will praise You with Your people as well as in private. The Great things You do overwhelm me. I think about how You saved me from sin and condemnation, how You have given me Your Spirit and brought me into the blessings of the New Covenant—and how You are preparing a place for me in glory!
And Father, Your character lasts forever. I have outlived I do not know how many "lifetime warranties." But You and Your qualities endure forever. Thank You for providing the world—and me—with food and sustenance. Thank You that You keep Your promises, and that in the future even more dramatically than You have done in the past You will show the nations Your power. Though You are powerful and though I hold You in awe, I do not fear You withdrawing Your promises or being unfaithful. You are completely trustworthy. There is none like You! So help me fear You, that I might learn wisdom, for You are the source of it.
O God, give me discernment when it comes to entertainment. On the one hand, I want to relate to my culture and participate in its good events. On the other hand, some movies, music, etc., harms my soul, my conscience and my mentality. I know You want me to guard my mind. So help me to strike the right balance. Keep my mind actively discerning and help me by Your Spirit, O Lord.
I pray for Christian students in secular colleges throughout our world. Lord, many professors have an anti-Christian agenda and they exploit their position of authority and make it into a bully pulpit, intimidating and deceiving others. O Lord, may professors begin to respect the rights of students and help students remember even when pressed that there is always another side.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today.
Lord, I remember my country's chief executive officer (President, Prime Minister, Secretary General, etc.) and our legislative and congressional branches. May all these leaders favor true and complete religious freedom. We want to be able to peacefully share our faith and live out our convictions; may they respect our rights to do so. Help them to govern with righteousness and equity.
Lord, I pray for the Latin American island nation of Turks & Caicos Islands. Thank You that over a third of its 20 thousand inhabitants claim to be born-again evangelicals, but the temptations are many and licentiousness is common. O Father, help those who know You to walk with You in their daily behavior, I ask.
My King, thank You for the ministry of International Teams, as they minister to "refugees searching for a new home, [in]...evangelism and church planting where there is no community of faith...affirming the dignity of the marginalized...serving the greatest in the Kingdom who often suffer the most [through] children's ministries...ministry to the economically disadvantaged...training up next generation leaders [through] youth ministries." Thank You for their work in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Pacific. Grant them fruit for their labor, harmony amongst themselves, protection, provision and the power of Your Spirit, I ask.
Lord, help me to be a light in my world today, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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