Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, is many things. He is God in the flesh, the Savior, the King of Israel and the Head of the Church. But He is among many things a Teacher. He taught and trained His disciples especially focusing upon those He name "apostles."
Thank You that Jesus is constantly teaching me! He teaches me first and foremost through His Word by His Spirit. He teaches me through those He has gifted within the church. As I read the Words of Jesus, or those He trained or those who prophesied of Him, I am directly connected to Him. Thank You, Lord, that the Great Teacher, our Lord Jesus Christ, teaches me! Help me to be an eager learner.
My Master, I know that there are many false teachers out there, too. Lord, Peter warned us: "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them...." (2 Peter 2:1-2a) Lord, some people who once professed the faith become trapped and brainwashed by cults and false religions. Most of these have an authority other than the Bible—other supposed scriptures—while others have a prophet or "great leader." O Father, stop the spread of the cults. May churches that are true to the obvious teaching of the Word of God grow while those who manipulate Your Word decline, I pray.
Protect those who are close to me from these errors, O Lord.
Lord, I have some requests to bring before Your throne. They are: __________.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You.
Lord, the United Kingdom has been a great nation for the Kingdom of God in the past. In a way, UK evangelicals set the tone for the evangelical church in the U.S. and together these two nations accounted for the vast majority of missionaries in the world, thus spreading their influence to the four corners of the earth. But the U.K. has fallen away from You, O Lord. Now only 8.5% of its 59 million people claim to be born-again believers. O Father, bring a great revival to this nation. May it once again become a bastion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Remove the spirit of cynicism that has swept the land and help people humble themselves and turn to You, O Lord.
Lord, bless the Mission America Coalition, "an unprecedented coalition of Christian leaders who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the church for praying, caring and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in deed and word.... Leaders from 81 denominations, over 350 ministries and dozens of ministry networks have been involved.... MAC calls for active participation in The Great Commission of Jesus Christ." Their mission statement is: "The whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole nation—and to the world!" O Lord, bless this effort. Provide, protect, prosper, grant harmony and empower Christians in the U.S. to actively influence their society and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Help me to influence my sphere today, I pray in the Messiah's Name, Amen.
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