Tuesday 14 May 2019
Day 9 – The Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa encompasses Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The gospel is often challenged in all these countries. Christians in Somalia and North-eastern Kenya are terrorized by the Al- Shabaab Islamic terrorist group, and many are killed or seriously injured because they are followers of Jesus. Pray for the Spirit of the Lord to raise up a standard against all opponents of Christ so that they will come to a knowledge of the truth and be set free from the bondage of lies which they believe and for the salvation of the leaders of the Al-Shabaab radical Islamist group.
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Day 10: Four Things to pray for the spreading of the gospel in the Muslim world
1. Father, I ask for open doors to spread the gospel. Devote yourself to prayer that God may open a door to proclaim Christ. (Colossians 4:2-3).
2. Father, I ask for open minds to receive the gospel. I am sending you to them [the lost] to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light. (Acts 26:17).
3. Father, I ask for open hearts to embrace the gospel. For God made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of God. (2 Corinthians 4:6).
4. Father, I ask for open heavens, that the gospel may run swiftly. Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. (Isaiah 45:8).
Thursday 16 May 2019
Day 11: The Turks in Turkey
The Turks originated in Turan, a region that lies between the Caspian Sea and the Mongolian Desert. They arrived in Anatolia, Turkey in the 11th Century as conquering warriors and ruled much of the world as part of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey sits symbolically between the ‘Christian’ West and the Muslim world. Growing political unrest and division between Turks and Kurds threatens the peace of this region. Turks perceive Christianity as a threat to their community and identity and thus miss the blessing of God’s love expressed in Jesus. Pray that as Muslim Turks read the Qur’an, they will hunger to learn more about Jesus the Messiah (“Isa al Masih” in the Qur’an). Pray for dreams and visions of Jesus to stir a gospel movement of households studying the Bible.