Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
My Loving Creator and Redeemer,
You have so many qualities and none of them exist in isolation. You are a compassionate God, a gracious God and an angry God. You are also a logical God. No, You are not all reason; You have emotions and value relationships. But You are all these things and logical as well. Your thinking is sound and coherent.
That is why it is so important for me to cultivate my mind—to be like You. You want me to renew my mind, fill it with good things and to develop it. Lord, may Your logic motivate me to cultivate logical thinking. Since You define pure logic in the way You do things, I can be like the Psalmist is Psalm 119:99, "I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes."
Your Word tells me that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me those sins and You will purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I accept responsibility for them and freely bring the sins Your Spirit brings to my mind now: __________.
Please meet the following needs, requests and desires as You see fit: __________.
Lord, I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I ask You to work out Your purpose for that part of the world. I also ask Your blessing upon Messianic Jews and the Messianic movement. Help me to remember that the priority of Your Word is “to the Jew first” (Romans 1:16). Help me to bold like Paul when it comes to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Lord, Your Word teaches this proverb: "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed" (Proverbs 15:22). Although this is a principle and not a promise, it therefore holds true most of the time. So help me to get plenty of advice from godly people before making major decisions. Keep me from being impulsive and help me recognize how much I need other believers and how much they need me!
Father, today I pray for the Tripura State of India with its nearly 4 million people. Thank You that about 3% of the population is made up of born-again evangelicals. Lord, they have been persecuted by both Hindus and animists (spirit-worshippers). Lord, there is much work to do in this region. Please, Father, work by Your Spirit and grant many the repentance that leads to life. Help the percentage of believers to double within the next five years, I ask. Prevent persecution; work in hearts to create a positive attitude toward the Gospel.
Lord, thank You for Pacific Island Ministries, "a discipling and training mission with accent on service with special interest in Papua New Guinea where it pioneers in remote regions to promote the knowledge of the Scriptures and obedience to its mandates. The mission aids rural and urban communities by sponsoring Christian elementary schools, Sunday schools, Bible schools, leadership training, community development, the installation of rain-catching water systems, health services and the supply of Christian literature." O Lord, provide, protect, empower and grant harmony to this ministry, I ask.
Help me to be a blessing to someone today, I pray in the Savior's Name, Amen.
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