Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Yahweh, how I praise You that You are self-derived! You had no beginning and You will have no end. You are completely uncreated and though You take pleasure in Your creation, You are complete in Yourself. With the heavenly host, I praise the One who was, and is, and is to come. From the rising of the sun to its setting, You are Lord. Before the sun was created, You are Lord. You are Yahweh, the eternal I AM.
I thank You for raising me to life and coaxing me along to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for seating me in heavenly places along with Christ, far above all principalities and powers. This is my legal position, even now. I look forward to the time when I am actually seated with You in glory!
Father, since my citizenship is in heaven and I walk this earth as one of Your ambassadors, may my life evidence that my heavenly citizenship indeed has my first allegiance. Although You expect me to fully participate in my civic and community duties, and although I confess I love my country, I put the cross before the flag. Help me not to confuse the two.
Lord, I have a bountiful list of personal needs, a few of which include: __________. Meet these needs according to the riches I have in Christ Jesus. Help me to pray without ceasing and not to become weary in well-doing. Remind me that my labor in You is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Help me to resist temptation and the lures of Satan today.
I also pray for my lost friends and family members including: __________. Father, please grant them the repentance that leads to life. Draw them by Your Spirit and bring them into Your Kingdom.
Today I pray for the nation of Argentina and its 40 million people. Although this land has a track record for revolution, thank You that the nation is now more democratic. Thank You for the great growth of the Evangelical church in Argentina; about 11% claim to be born-again evangelicals. Thank You for the revival that has been breaking forth over the last decade. This has even spread through the prisons. Help the believers there to become more Scripturally anchored rather than depending upon their emotions. We pray that the Evangelical churches would double in number and size over the next decade.
Lord, bless the work of the International Bible Society. As they describe it, this agency "translates and reaches out with the Word of God so that people around the world can meet and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to use the resources God provides to reach as many people as possible with accurate, readable, understandable translations of His life-transforming Word.... We currently pursue major outreach projects in 65 countries." Bless and prosper this ministry, I ask.
Bless those who work as machinists. Grant them safety, help them to do their work well and may those who know You testify by life and word of Your goodness.
Help me to serve You today, I request in Christís Name, Amen.
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