Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
God the Son,
In Scripture, we read that You are the Word and the Word became flesh. You, God the Son, are the Living Word. When You return to conquer and reign, You will also be known by that title (Revelation 19:13). You communicate the character of God to us and when incarnated You helped us understand Who God is by Who You are. We marvel at the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Lord, thank You that You have an agenda for me to become holier. You are in the process of sanctifying me, helping me to grow in spiritual maturity. This requires my cooperation; we are working on this together, though we do not work in the same ways or equally. The point is that You want me to nurture my walk by being involved with things like spending time in Your Word, prayer, building friendships with other believers, learning from others in the Body and serving You. Your Spirit will then take these things and use them as part of the process of growing in You. Help me adopt Your agenda and surrender my own.
Lord, I have some specific requests to bring before You today. They are: __________.
Father, I have some personal health concerns including: __________. I also pray for the physical, mental, or spiritual health of others including: __________.
I pray for expectant mothers everywhere especially those I know. Lord, grant them safe deliveries and healthy babies. Help them to be loving mothers who put the best interests of their child or children first.
Father, I would like Your peace which passes all understanding to guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. I give You my stress, my cares, my worries, my heartaches and my fears. Help me realign my perspective and to remember that all I have to do is to do Your will for me. I do not have to please everybody, I do not have to carry the world's worries on my shoulders and I can do nothing to change the past. But I can go forward with You today.
Today I pray for the nation of Egypt, a nation familiar to every student of Scripture. Lord, thank You for the nearly 3% of the population who know You. We know the challenges are great as Islam pressures the authorities to become less and less tolerant of Christians. We pray that persecution would stop and that freedom would be guaranteed both on paper and in practice. Bless the Jesus film, the evangelical churches and the evangelical movement within the Coptic Orthodox Church. We pray that the number of Christians would double within this decade and that the people of Egypt would gain a new respect and tolerance for evangelical Christianity. We also pray that You would provide leaders for the church and training for lay leaders.
Lord, I pray for AIM. "Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a nondenominational Christian missionary sending agency serving primarily in Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. AIM was founded in 1895 and currently has more than 850 missionaries." O God, keep these missionaries true to You. Protect them, provide for them, empower them, grant them harmony with one another and bless them with much fruit, I ask.
May I experience Your joy today, I ask in Jesusí Name, Amen.
Highland Park Church
516 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, Indiana, USA