Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
The New Millennium
by Ed Vasicek
Our gracious heavenly Father, Lord of time, Lord of all creation, and Lord of our hearts, we praise and thank you for being the God of our past and the God of our present. We ask you to help us trust you to be the God of our future.
You have carried us through time, Gentle Shepherd. Sometimes we've been beaten down, battered and incoherent. You've been present with your people through wars, famines, plagues, disasters, heartaches, and disappointments. You watch with joy as we revel in life's blessings and pleasures. You have rejoiced with us when we have rejoiced, You have wept with us when we have wept.
You have watched our families grow from infancy to old age, new generations solemnly taking the place of previous generations. You have seen our sins and the sins of all mortals time and time again. You are familiar with the ugliness of human arrogance and appalled at the frequency of human callousness.
In all times, good and bad by human standards, you have reserved a remnant for yourself. Thank you for drawing many of us to repentance and faith in our Savior, your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Remind us that all we need do in the days and years ahead is obey him.
We sense the miniscule amount of influence we have in this world. We realize that many situations are totally beyond our control. Help us to trust you, the Lord of time, history, and redemption. Help us rekindle a vision of a sovereign God, a God untouched by technology or the schemes of men, untouched by time, ever the same. So it is with confidence in you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that we enter into a new millennium, eagerly waiting for the ultimate Millennium, when our Lord Jesus shall return to reign from Zion.
Like Paul, help us do this one thing: forgetting what lies behind and pressing onward toward the goal of pleasing the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose ever-potent name we pray, Amen.
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