Friday 24 May 2019
Day 19: Child soldiers
Tens of thousands of child soldiers are used by rebel groups. They are normally taken from their families forcefully and against their will. Through severe indoctrination and physical abuse, they are brainwashed and forced to be soldiers without respect for life and used for all kinds of violence. Pray For ways for children to escape these horrible situations and if not, for the Holy Spirit to awaken their consciences, that they will stop participating in these atrocities.
Even so, it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Matthew 18:14). But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven”.(Matthew 19:14).
Saturday 25 May 2019
Day 20: The Arain in Pakistan
The Arain are Muslims of Arab origin, who migrated to the subcontinent. Pakistan, meaning ‘Land of the pure’, sees itself as a Muslim country, so Arain families are shamed in their communities when family members become believers. Pray for Arain families to be drawn to Jesus the Messiah (called Isal al Masih in the Qur’an), to have dreams and visions about Him, and to study the Bible to find out more about Him. Pray for a gospel movement of Arain families experiencing God’s blessing to overflow and bless many neighbouring people groups.
When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life”. (Acts 11:18).
Sunday 26 May 2019
Day 21: Halaal tax
South Africa has become a world leader in producing and exporting Halaal products. To produce Halaal products, businesses must pay Halaal tax to do business with Muslims. Millions of dollars are earned this way and are used to further the cause of Islam. Pray that what these funds are used for will be exposed, and that funding for Islamization of nations will cease. Pray for laws that will prohibit the addition of Halaal tax to food products.
Monday 27 May 2019
Day 22: Apologetics
There are many ministries that engage Muslims with apologetics (debate). This is an important ministry, as it helps Muslims to understand the truths of Christianity and exposes the lies that have been spread about Christians. It also helps Christians to understand Muslims and guides them on how to answer them from the Bible. There is a clear trend to help Muslims understand what the Qur’an says about Jesus (Isa). It is usually a great eye-opener for Muslims and paves the way for the gospel to be presented. Pray for apologists to explain the truths and core message of the gospel to Muslims in ways that can be easily understood. Pray for opportunities to speak to Muslims and share the gospel with them.