Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
Thank You that Your Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the way, the truth and the life. He is the way to You, the way to forgiveness, the way to eternal life. He is not just a way, but the way. As He said, "no one comes to the Father but by me" (John 14:6). We do not walk down a path (a way) of rituals and achievementsóno, Jesus Himself is the way. He is the truth; His Gospel is the only true Gospel. And He is the life; all other "ways" lead eventually to death. But His way leads to life, an eternal life that begins now and extends forever and ever.
Lord, help me to rest in You and in Your truth. I do not want to be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. I need to carefully develop convictions from Your Word and stick to them. I do not want to be among those Jude calls, "clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees without fruit and uprooted...wandering stars" (Jude 12,13). Help me be settled in You.
You are the God Who sees. When Hagar was mistreated by Sarah and then cast out with her son, Ishmael, into the desert, You saw Hagarís plight and helped her and her son. It was tough for her to be a single mom, but You were the God Who was there to help her.
O Father, help single moms everywhere to turn to You and surrender their lives to You. Provide them with the means, strength, health, provision and wisdom to rear their child or children alone, I pray. Whether these moms have always been single, are divorced, separated, widowed, or temporarily single by virtual of circumstance (husband working in another country, military duty, etc.), watch out for them, O Lord.
Lord, I pray for those in pain. Lord, life is rough enough when we are feeling healthy, but pain drains us of our energies and affects our disposition. Sometimes pain is a long-term taskmaster that will not go away. Sometimes pain is emotional, the devastation of our spirits and the breaking of our hearts. O God, help me in my pain and help those I know who are suffering, I pray.
Today I pray for one of the nations of the former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, just north of Iran. Lord, most of this nation is Islamic with less than one-tenth of one percent Evangelical Christian. Although there is some measure of religious freedom, we know the nation allows no foreign missionaries. This is a poor land and people need Jesus. We pray that You would multiply the efforts of the few Christians who live there. We pray that the church would grow exponentially and that Your Spirit would draw great numbers to Jesus Christ.
Today I remember AMF, the American Messianic Fellowship. Bless their efforts in sharing the Gospel "to the Jew first" as they build bridges of friendship. Thank You that this ministry is conducted ethically and honestly. Bless them as they reach out and train others to reach out to Your chosen people.
Father, help me to love people of all races and backgrounds, I ask in the Name of the Messiah, Amen.
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