Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
You are the Most High God. You are not merely above us nor do You share Your status. You are truly above all; none are higher than You. No one outranks You; no one matches Your rank. You alone, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, are the Most High God. Although the evil one is powerful, he is far from at parity with You. As the hymnist put it, "one little word will fell him." There is no competition. The difference between a single cell creature and a mortal man is great, but the difference between You, O Lord, and any created being is greater! Indeed, how can anyone who is finite be compared with You Who are infinite!
Father, as a sinful human being, I sometimes need to apologize to others. Help me not excuse my wrongs, or predicate my apologies based upon how others wronged me. Help me to ask for forgiveness by taking full responsibility for my actions and isolating them from the behavior of others. Help me utter those words, "I was wrong; please forgive me."
Lord, I know that I have not because I ask not. Please, Lord meet the following needs and requests according to Your perfect will: __________.
Lord, troubled marriages are all around me. Often I am not aware of that. A friend at work, a neighbor, a relative. A mom with young children feels trapped and the couple could use some time away, but no family is near or there are no trusted friends to watch the children; finances are tight and the tensions high. A man or woman was reared in a messed up family and the baggage he or she brings into the marriage is destroying it. Long work hours, addictions, anger, violence and immorality—people all around us are struggling. Help us to be supportive in every way and help the marriages around me to get stronger especially within my church family.
Today I pray for the Indian State of West Bengal with its 82 million people. Perhaps only .2% of the population is made up of born-again evangelicals. Lord, the enemy is strong here, as evidenced by demonic activity. There are many barriers that keep the people from even considering the claims of Christ. O Lord, do a mighty work in this state for Your Name’s sake. Grant many the repentance that leads to life. O Lord, may the percentage of believers grow tenfold during the next decade, I ask.
"ZOE International Ministries is a mission’s organization called to reach and influence the unreached people of the world by fulfilling the Great Commission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person and make disciples of all the nations." Thank You for their work in Asia; bless, prosper, provide for and empower the workers who identify with this ministry, I pray. Grant them much fruit!
May the fruit of the Spirit be evident in my life today, I ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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