Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Lord our sanctifier, the one Who sets us apart and makes us holy. At the point of conversion, when we were born-again and exercised faith in Jesus Christ, You gave us the position of holiness. You gave us the righteousness of Christ and set us apart for Yourself. Then You, O Holy Spirit, began working in me both to will and to do of your good pleasure. You help us to become more holy in practice. I praise You as the Lord our sanctifier.
I pray for my lost friends and family members including: __________. Father, please send Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself and grant them the repentance that leads to life.
I pray for Christians who are straying from their first love or compromising their walk with You. Rekindle the faith they once professed and help them fervently love the Savior once again.
Lord, when I read Your Word, it encourages me to, "be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that [my] toil is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58, altered). Lord, sometimes I am tempted to be anything but steadfast. I am tempted to vacillate, shift and renege upon my commitments to You. O Lord, deliver me from fickleness until I am completely faithful.
Lord, sometimes I am not immovable. I know that stubbornness involves the sin of choosing to be foolish and You do not want me to be stubborn. But conviction and the ability to stick to Your will—even when difficult—is not as easily done. O Lord, help me not compromise Your truth, yet to be reasonable in evaluating what that truth is.
And help me to abound in Your work. Help me jump in with both feet. Lord, it is easy to choose to dabble rather than to abound in Your work. If I abound, at times I will get tired, stressed and hurried. Once in a while, I may even ask myself, "why did I get myself into this?" But You want me to abound. Help me take this seriously. Yet, keep me from the lie that You desperately need me. You do not need me, but You do glory in using me.
Lord, I pray for the nation of Vietnam, with its over 80 million people. O Lord, only 1.4% of the population claims to be born-again evangelical. The government severely persecutes all religious groups, especially Christians. As communism has fallen in much of the world, the communist government fears that if the people embraced religion their control over the nation would be weakened. Despite the heavy persecution, the church is growing and bearing testimony to the grace of God. O Lord, change the hearts of the nation's leaders. Continue to use Christian radio and the testimony of Your children to impact the nation for Christ. O Lord, may the percentage of believers double over the next five years and then double again and again. May Your Spirit hover over this land and grant many the repentance that leads to life, I ask.
Lord, help me to be proud of my Savior, Jesus Christ. In His Name I pray, Amen.
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