Prayer diary: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Today’s Bible reading: Ephesians 2: 18-20
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
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Do we pray in faith? As Christians we have faith in the God of Abraham, who has created the Universe and everything in it. He is a great God and worthy of praise and also is totally reliable so we can put complete faith in Him. The Word of God tells us that he made all things. It also tells us in James 5:16 that the “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. It goes on to tell us about Elijah’s faith and how he prayed and rain did not fall for 3½ years. If we pray in faith we WILL see results. Each answered prayer helps us to know God’s will and to rely upon Him again and again.
Heavenly Father, we praise You that You are a wonderful, powerful God, yet so full of love for us that You gave us Jesus to save us from our sins. Lord, we have had faith in You to save us by Your gift of Grace and we ask for You to deepen our faith that we might be powerful and effective in our prayers.
Father, we know that Elijah had no power of his own, only that which came from You and only by faith. Father we want to have that relationship with You that gives us the knowledge that talking to You will be effective and outcomes will be good for us.
Father we stand on the promises of scripture and know in all things You work for the good of those who love You, and we declare our love and faith in You, that you are faithful, always. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
Not everyone is an evangelist, however, evangelism is at the core of the gospel and the most important thing in life is to be saved from our sin.
We can all play a part, whether it is by personal one to one chatting with people we meet, or perhaps it might be by sending some money to a Christian missionary project, or a TV or radio station that is true to God’s word.
We can be active in our local church which should be a centre of evangelism. We can support Bible societies such as the Gideons.
We can pray for those who are spreading the Good News whether in this country or abroad.
We can pray in faith for all Christian evangelists.
Heavenly Father, what a privilege it is to know You and have faith in our Saviour and Lord Jesus. Lord, we want to spread that knowledge of Salvation in our families, our neighbourhoods, towns, and in this country and around the world.
We pray for our local church ministers as they preach the word.
We thank You for those with a real gift of evangelism and we pray for them as they tell the lost about the Way the Truth and the Life.
Father we pray for inspiration of people to be ambassadors of your Word, to take on the mantle of evangelism, whether it be in Sunday Schools, in open air meetings, or in prisons or war zones. Father, protect them from physical and spiritual harm and bless them and empower them as they do Your will wherever they are.
In Jesus’ Name we ask it, Amen.