Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You have the right to rule; all authority is Yours on heaven and earth. As God the Son, all things were created by You and through You. As the Son of Man, Adam's sinless seed, Your human nature identifies You with us. As the God-man, You died on the cross to pay for my sins so that I could be redeemed. I have been bought with a price and therefore You want me to glorify You. I owe You my allegiance both as my Creator and as my Redeemer.
Lord, give me an insatiable appetite for Your Word. Help me to eagerly study and read the Bible. Give me the enthusiasm of the Psalmist in Psalm 1, a desire to meditate on Your Word throughout the day. Help me to devour Your Words as exemplified by the Psalmist in the longest chapter of the Bible, Psalm 119. I know that the Bible is the most crucial source for coming to know You better and it is the measuring stick of all truth. It is my spiritual food. Help me not to suffer malnutrition by neglecting it.
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of the Satan today.
Lord, I remember my country's chief executive officer (President, Prime Minister, Secretary General, etc.) and our legislative and congressional branches. May they all favor religious freedom. May they make it easy for us to be at peace without compromising our convictions. Help them to govern, rule and judge rightly and fairly.
Help those who are seeing Christian counselors. Guide these counselors into Your will, save marriages and lives and help people adjust to the hardships of life. Lord, help counselors to fear You, thus truly offering their clients the counsel of the godly. Help counselors who do not know You to be constructive and supportive of their Christian clients.
Lord, today I pray for the great continent of Asia with its nearly 4 billion people! Almost two-thirds of the world’s population lives in this continent, yet only 3.6% of the population professes to be born-again and evangelical. Thank You, that despite the many, many hardships—persecution, prohibition to share Christ, refusing to allow missionaries to enter some countries and great poverty—the church is growing at a good rate. Lord, I pray the persecution would stop, that prohibitions against conversion would cease and that the Gospel would go forth with great power and effectiveness. I pray that the percentage of born-again evangelicals would double within the next seven years and double again over the next seven years, I ask. Give wisdom to the believers. Provide for them, prosper them and help them walk closely with You.
Father, thank You for the ministry of SEND International, "an interdenominational faith mission agency, with over 600 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America." For more than 50 years they have been "starting churches where there are none by evangelizing the unreached, nurturing disciples, and developing leaders from among the national people." O God, prosper this mission. Provide for them, protect them, empower them by Your Spirit, grant them harmony and much fruit for Your Kingdom, I ask.
I submit today’s plans to You, O Lord, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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