Posts categorized 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
For the Hui of China I am praying recognition of the removal of shame by Jesus on the cross. Honor and shame cultures are blessed in learning that Jesus took their shame on the cross and placing their trust in Him removes all shame AND gives them His honor. That is a glorious exchange. Our shame for His honor.
The Afar have heard the Gospel for many years and recently a few have placed their trust in Jesus for salvation. Glory to God! This people group, divided by various international borders, are in need of a sense of home, settledness, being heard and respected. Turning to Christ guarantees an eternal sense of home for these nomadic people who endure extreme heat and drought on a regular basis.
We pray for those who are assisting in the spiritual growth of the Afar and for anointed evangelism.
My various tourist activities in Turkey have all been delightful experiences. Visiting the Seven Churches of Asia strikes the somber note, “It is not a good thing when God says, “Or I will remove your candlestick. God has kept His promise. The church in Turkey is nearly gone entirely.
Yet God always has a righteous remnant and the land of Turkey is no exception. I’m praying God keeps the Christians living there safe and bold with their witness.
Dubai of the UAE is a major economic and travel hub. There is a good likelihood you or someone you know has been there.
I am not sure why, but I am just now learning about the rich culture and history of Emirati pearl divers. Long before oil dominated the UAE experience, pearl diving was vital to their economic well being.
May the delightful Emirati’s experience God’s grace to find the Pearl of Great Price.
I hear the Maldives are as beautiful as can be. With hundreds of amazing tropical islands I can imagine the beaches, palm trees and tropical fruit. I love joining God in looking at His creation and declaring, “It is good.”
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World Prayer Guide has the deeply thought provoking and challenging title, “The Maldives: Paradise without Christ.”
According to their law, the Maldives are 100% Muslim. Physically the Maldives are sunny and bright. Spiritually, there is great darkness.
Interestingly, it is the world’s lowest country (from sea level). At its highest, The Maldives are 17 feet above sea level. There is a spiritual low point too. The Bible is not yet fully translated into Dhivehi.
For these much loved people, we pray.
The Rohingya people, refugees from Myanmar, are identified by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Additionally, the United Nations has stated the Rohingya are victims of ethnic cleansing. It is unbelievable such atrocities exist in our world of today. Lord, have mercy.
May God take bold action on behalf of these beloved people for whom justice, generosity and civility has been denied.
Bosnia and Herzegovina would be blessed by a giant dose of God’s reconciling love. Following extreme difficulties in 1990, many people there are polarized in cultural/religious groups. Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox have deep roots and there is plenty of room for misunderstanding.
Let us pray for the gracious gift of God’s love to rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jesus is Lord in Bosnia and Herzegovina!
I have an affinity with the men of Mali. Every day they gather around a cup of tea. :0)
Today my prayer is for the Good News of Jesus to be shared in thousands of tea gatherings in Mali and for many to respond by placing their trust in Jesus for salvation.
Jesus is Lord in Mali!
Even a casual reading of the Bible and other historical documents reveals extended tension between the work of God in the world and the land of Egypt. Today, the difficulties continue.
With nearly 100 million citizens, Egypt’s Christian potential is remarkable. The Coptic Church there shares the Light of the World in the face of various forms of persecution and sometimes with the cost of their lives. Yet they are faithful even unto death.
May the Light of Jesus Christ dispel the deep darkness.
May the Holy Spirit guide us as we pray for the largest nomadic people group in the world, the Fulani.
Although I have met several Fulani, I didn’t realize the numerical greatness of their people group. Are you ready for their vastness?
There are 35,000,000 fabulous Fulani. The African Sahel (the region between the Sahara and the Sudanian Savanna) is their home.
The Fulani men work as herdsmen, moving from place to place to provide the best food and water for their sheep, goats and cattle. This work takes them away from their families and villages for nine or ten months a year.
At the same time, the Fulani women and children live and work in their villages. Simply providing food and water requires most of their time and strength.
I have met two Christian missionaries (both with Ph.D degrees in cross-cultural disciplines) who lived with and among the Fulani for twenty-five years. In twenty-five years of faithful nomadic life and ministry this ministry couple saw less than ten conversions to Christ.
“Lord, open the eyes of your fabulous Fulani people to see the salvation provided for them in birth, life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.”
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