Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
My Triune God,
Despite that fact that You are three Persons, You are One God. You are the one creator, and there is no other god besides You. There is simply none like You, and no one or nothingónor the total of everyone and everythingócan compare with You. You are in a class by Yourself. You alone are God; only You alone are to be worshipped. We pray to no others, we sings songs of praise to no others, we believe no others can hear the silent prayers of our heart.
You are supreme and above all supposed gods and deities. You are the one true God. O Lord, Adonai, Yahweh, I am so privileged to know the one true God. My prayer is that the mass of mankind may turn to You and know You personally as I do.
Lord, help congregations that are seeking pastoral staff. Father, finding the right man to lead a church family is a challenging and sometimes risky proposition. When they find the right leader, Lord, help them not to try to form him into a clone of a well-beloved successor. May the congregation allow him to be himself. Give Him your sense of direction and help him bring the congregation along rather than to try to force them to accept His leadership direction. Please help the entire transition process, I ask. And may church members grow attached to their new pastor realizing that they are not betraying their previous pastor by loving the new leader.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today.
[for the married]
Lord, thank You for what marriage has done for our society and this world. Help my marriage to be a blessing. Guard it, put a hedge around it and help us to be determined to work out our differences with an unswerving commitment. Help us to respect one another, to talk to one another, to compromise with one another and to enjoy one another's company. Help us to work at our marriage, to nurture it, to go out together, to occasionally read a book to help us renew our marriage and to really understand one another. When I do not understand, help me to know this. Do not allow me to think that I understand my spouse when I do not. Never let an attitude of contempt or sarcasm master me.
[for the single, divorced, separated, or widowed]
Lord, I have to admit that sometimes life is lonely. Although friends and family enrich my life, sometimes I regret that I am alone. At other times, I appreciate it! Help me to appreciate the positives: time to focus upon You, freedom to come and go as I please and a less complicated life. Help me to participate in church and community. If I am left out, help me to avoid being sensitive about that. Remind me that this is usually not intentional. Many couples have no idea that I want to be included; their minds blind them to the reality that singles have social needs, too. Help me to clearly express that I want to be includedórather than dropping hints. Lead me to a few good Christian friends of my gender to pal around with. Keep me from taking the stance of a victim.
Lord, thank You for the work of Mission Safety International as they help train and counsel missionary pilots to reduce the number of missions-related accidents: "Mission Safety International (MSI) has worked tirelessly to meet the safety needs of mission aviation departments spread from one side of the globe to the other. While small and agile as an organization, MSI has developed connections with a host of experienced aviation and safety volunteers who can be called upon at a momentís notice to meet specific needs just about anywhere in the world." O Father, bless and prosper this work, I pray.
Use me to impact lives, I pray in Yeshua's Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA