Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
I thank You for the colors of the Tabernacle and what they tell us about our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The blue tells us His origin is heaven, for no man has ascended into heaven except He Who descended, even the Son of Man. The Red tells us that He came to offer His blood as a sacrifice and atonement for our sin. The white speaks of purity, for our Savior was without sin, completely pure. The purple tells us of His royalty. Not only is He, in His human nature, a direct descendent of King David and thus the legal heir to Israelís throne, He is also the King of Kings, God the Son through Whom all things were created.
Help me with my thought life today. Help me think positive and pleasant thoughts today, thoughts that please You.
Lord today, I especially remember those looking for a job. Open doors of opportunity and match the right person to the right job. Especially help those who work with integrity and have good character to find employment.
Lord, help me to get to know my neighbors where I live and at work or school. Teach me the importance of participating in my community as an avenue to benefit me and also as a way to show love to others.
Lord, help me not to be a sensitive, touchy person. Neither allow me to have a hard heart. Instead help me to evaluate corrections and sincere criticism without punishing those who expose my weak points. Help me to be teachable not touchy; eager to grow not defensive.
Thank You for freeing me from the curse of the Law. You are the God who justifies the ungodly (Romans 4:4-5) not the law keeper. Indeed, none of us can keep the Law. The Law is good, but we are sold into bondage. Thank You that Jesus has kept the Law on our behalf and that since I am in Christ I have His righteousness. This righteousness comes to me by faith in Christ not my self-effort.
Lord, the Sichuan Province of China has a population over 87 million, but perhaps only 1% of that population could be described as born-again evangelicals. Although missionaries have labored in the region (before communism), fruit was sparse. Thank You, that, though the percentage is low, the 1% statistic represents a surge. Your Spirit is beginning to stir hearts in this area. O Lord, triple the percentage of believers over the next three years, I ask! Give wisdom to the believers so that they maximize their influence for the Kingdom of God, I pray.
Father, bless and use the Romanian Missionary Society as they seek to "prepare Romanian Christians to become effective pastors, teachers, evangelists, missionaries and Christian leaders, to publish Christian literature and training materials in the Romanian language, to proclaim the Gospel through Christian radio, to propagate churches in Romania [and] to provide for orphans and abandoned children." Use, provide, protect, empower and grant harmony to this organization to Your glory, I ask.
Lord, help me to look out for others today, I ask in Jesusí Name, Amen.
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