Daily Prayers for Evangelical Believers
by Ed Vasicek
O Mighty King,
You are the God Who is trustworthy; therefore You want me to trust in You. You want me to exercise faith in You. You want me to submit to You even in the midst of my confusion, during dilemmas and when I am engulfed in despair. You are trustworthy. You love me even when circumstances cry out, seemingly denying Your love with their loud shrill cries. Your faithfulness reaches down out of heaven like a lifeline to a deep sea diver. You want me to surrender to You and You offer me strength and an inner joy that defies explanation or reason. You want me to delight myself in You.
Lord, sometimes I have to deal with people who are evil, wicked, unreasonable and fickle. Sometimes the evil advance ahead of me and leave me behind and I find myself vulnerable to their choices. O God, help me to remember that, in time, they will fade away. Remind me that "wisdom is vindicated by her children." Help me to distinguish between loving people I dislike and loving my friends and family and then to show the proper kind of Christian love.
My Master, help me address the frequent sense I have of being in a hurry. O Father, help me control and organize my time; help me to learn to say "no" when appropriate. Help me to be more concerned about pleasing You than making other people happy or avoiding complaints. Help me live a balanced life based upon who I am, not who I should be or want to be. Lord, help me to leave room for the unknown in the realms of time, energy and money. Keep me from trying to squeeze every minute, every dime, every ounce of energy. Remind me that You do not need me. You delight in using me, but You do not need me.
Lord, I am thankful for many things three of which are: __________.
Lord, I empty myself before You so that Your Spirit may fill me. I find my strength in His power, not my own. May Your Spirit control me today.
Lord, today I pray for the Zhejiang Province of China with its 45 million people. Thank You for the great work You have done here! Probably over 10% of the population is made up of born-again evangelicals. Thank You, Lord! Father, I pray that the government would encourage rather than persecute the church. O Lord, double the number of believers over the next decade and please do a work throughout China like what You have done in the Zhejiang Province. Help the church to mature, I ask.
Lord, thank You for the Church Mission Society. "CMS is committed to responding to God's call to evangelistic mission, particularly in places where 'the name of Jesus is rarely heard' and works in close fellowship with local Christians wherever possible." O Lord, provide, protect, empower and reap a generous harvest of souls as a result of the efforts of this mission, I pray. Grant them harmony and zeal.
Now, Lord, help me be zealous for You today, in Yeshua’s Name, Amen.
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