Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are an active God. You are not passive. You are energetic, lively, vigorous and dynamic. You do not sit idly by wondering what will happen, nor are You some impersonal force that does neither process nor direct what happens. You participate with Your creation and You providentially steer the course of history. You are also active in my life working with me individually. You are active in the lives of all who have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Lord, even though You are the sovereign God, You hold us accountable and responsible for our behavior. You made us moral beings. Even though we are predisposed to sin and be selfish, we still choose to be this way in every instance. Indeed, You are the objective standard by which all right and wrong is measured and that standard is revealed in Your Word. Help us not to blame others for the wrongs we do, but to take responsibility for our own wrongs.
O God, I pray for children who are Christians but who have a parent or parents who are not. O Lord, please be the advocate for such youngsters. Give them unusual wisdom and protection, I pray. Bring people into their lives that can nurture them in their Christian walk, I ask.
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me of them and You will cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). So I bring my sins before You now: __________.
Lord, reconciliation within families is a painful issue. Please bring together members of my family—or of a family I know—who are at odds with other family members. We ask that the offenders would embrace repentance, apology, restitution, the embracing of responsibility and reasonability, or the reestablishment of credibility, whatever is needed to mend the fences. And we pray that those offended would be gracious yet not naïve. We know some situations can never be fixed, but we pray that repairable relationships would experience reconciliation.
Lord, I pray for the South American nation of Uruguay. I thank You for the 4.5% of the population who claim to be born-again evangelicals. I praise You for each one. But, Lord, the work has not gone particularly well in this nation. As Uruguay has become more secular, many have lost interest in spiritual things or turned to pagan superstitions. Thank You, Lord, that some evangelical church groups are seeing rising growth rates. O Lord, excel this, I plead. May the percentage of believers double over this next decade. Do a might work in Uruguay!
Lord, thank You for Mission: East Asian National Support, an American based "Christian organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the needy by partnering with churches, mission groups, missionaries in East Asia and East Asians worldwide.... [Their] vision is to nurture and support at least one Filipino missionary in every country in the world by partnering with them in their work to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom of God." O God, provide, protect and empower this ministry. Grant harmony to the leaders and Your direction, I pray.
Now help me follow Your direction for my life today, I request in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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