Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are MY God. Yes, You are the God of all Who call upon You in truth. Yes, You are the God of the Universe, the Creator of all things. But You are also MY God, concerned with my life, my problems and my little world.
As for me, I can barely keep track of family and friends. And my ability to remember details—or to even have the time to inquire—is so limited! But not so with You, my God. You take pleasure in me, my life and even the mundane and trivial aspects of it. Your mind is so immeasurable that You are fully aware of all the details of everything in creation and You know not only every tiny detail of all that is happening right now, but You simultaneously know all that has or will happen. I am impressed beyond measure.
I pray for my pastor, staff, and church board leaders, officers, and teachers. If any do not know You, may they become born-again. Help them to be true to the Bible and to put Your Word over their own personal agendas. Help them to have genuine integrity, Biblical convictions, love, wisdom and courage. Help them put their walk with You first, their families second and their ministries third. Do not allow others to intimidate them into neglecting their families and remind them that "the fear of man works a snare." Help them be most concerned about pleasing You while also seeking peace and harmony within the congregation.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
Lord, I pray for the nation of Uzbekistan formerly part of the Soviet Union. Lord, this nation is far from free and only .3% of the population claims to be born-again evangelical. Over 85% of the population is Muslim and most believers have immigrated into this land. The government is willing to allow some freedom for registered churches, but it makes it almost impossible for a church to register. Bless Bible distribution, help the government change its mind to allow Christians to produce literature and bless the two hours a week of Uzbek broadcasts by Christian shortwave radio stations. Though the Jesus film has been banned, it is being used to share the Gospel; bless this attempt and protect the believers. Grant freedom to this land and may Your church multiply tenfold over the next decade, I ask.
Lord, thank You for ITS, the Institute of Theological Studies, a "ministry that produces advanced independent study theology courses and participates in international Christian leadership development.... ITS was founded to address the need for reliable, flexible and accessible distance theological education resources for pastoral and ministry training." Thank You, O God, that this ministry has been used by You to train leaders throughout the world. Bless this work, provide, prosper, empower and grant harmony, I ask.
Lord, I pray for those who work as general and operations managers. May those who know You shine and may they lead others to Jesus.
Help me to be patient today, I request in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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