Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
I sing for joy because You are my strength! When my energy is depleted and my batteries need charging, You enable me to keep going. You give me oil in my lamp that I might keep burning. Father, You do not want me to seek out other gods, but to worship and serve You alone. Many are tempted to literally seek out other gods, as literal idolatry is rampant in our world. Others of us are tempted to put things above You sometimes even good things. But, Lord, You demand to be Number One, for You are a jealous God. When I open my life to You, O Lord, You fill it and satisfy me as a mother bird does her fledglings. Help me to spend time with You, O Lord, and find strength in You.
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 Christians who are straying from their first love or compromising their walk with You. Rekindle the faith they once professed and help them fervently love the Savior once again. Remove their boring view of serving You and help them see the adventure and fulfillment of walking daily in Your light. Stir up their hearts and help them make the routines of godliness a part of their lives. I especially remember: __________.
Lord, Your Word says, "A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps" (Proverbs 14:15). Lord, I do not want to be simple or foolish; I want to be wise and prudent. Help me, Lord, to look before I leap, to think things through first. Help me discipline myself to take those few moments to do so and remind me that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Help me to develop a reasonable amount of caution.
Lord, I pray for the small Pacific island nation of Tuvalu with its 11,000 people. Thank You that over 5% are born-again evangelicals. Lord, may this number triple over the next five years.
Thank You, Lord, for the ministry of JAARS. "Through partnerships worldwide, JAARS provides quality technical support services and resources to speed Bible translation for all people.... Its purpose is to provide high quality technical support services to Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) and to SIL International (SIL). Areas of support include: technology, logistics,...media, and transportation." Bless and provide for this ministry, I ask; it serves a crucial role in helping Bible translation actually get done and is therefore near and dear to Your heart, O Lord. Protect, prosper and grant harmony to these missionaries, I pray.
Lord, today I remember some of society's most influential people, elementary school teachers, and special education teachers. O Lord, help them to invest their energies wisely in the lives of the young people they touch. May many in these fields come to know You and may the youngsters see Christ in their lives, I pray.
May others see Christ in me today, I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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