1 June 2017 – Day 6: Divine intervention
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. (Psalm 86:5). More and more Muslims are becoming curious about Jesus, and many have become Jesus-followers! However, in some places, there is a growing hostility towards Christianity due to the number of Muslims who Have turned to Christ. Some of this hostility is in part due to intervention from the West in conflicts taking place in the Middle East and North Africa. In general, Westerners are seen as ‘Christian’, so when Muslims are Dissatisfied with the West’s intervention, ‘Christians’ are blamed.
Prayer points: Please pray for such misunderstandings to be addressed, and for Muslims to meet true Christians that will rectify their misconceptions. Ask for divine intervention that shows Muslims God’s love for them. Pray for the Holy Spirit to create a deep hunger for the truth in Muslims and a thirst for the assurance of salvation.
2 June 2017 – Day 7: Many new believers
…And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:47).Countless reports of new believers in Christ who have converted from Islam are flooding in from Europe, Africa, Indonesia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Syria, Iran, the Horn of Africa, the United States and many more places!
Prayer points: Thank the Lord for answering the prayers of those who intercede for the lost! Pray for the safety of new believers, and for them to be welcomed into existing churches without any resistance. Intercede for the salvation of entire families, as this makes life easier for new believers and reduces their chances of returning to Islam. Pray for the newly emerging Muslim Background Believer (MBB) Church to be a missionary church that shares the gospel boldly with Muslims.
3 June 2017 – Day 8: SAT-7 TÜRK
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, WHO BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS!” (Romans 10:15). SAT-7’s channel for Turkish-speaking viewers is now available to 4-5 million people via a private subscription television service! That SAT-7 continues to broadcast is a miracle, as recent developments in Turkey may mean that the channel will have to stop broadcasting.
Prayer points: Pray for Christians in Turkey to stand firm in the Lord. Intercede for SAT-7 TÜRK to be able to continue broadcasting and for its broadcasts to bear much fruit.
4 June 2017 – Day 9: Kindness towards extremist groups
But the fruit of the Spirit is (…) kindness… (Galatians 5:22). There are more than a dozen extremist groups operating in Syria and Iraq that kill, destroy and create havoc in these countries.
Prayer points: Pray for forgiveness for any lack of kindness in your own heart towards ISIS, extremist groups, and Iraqi and Syrian citizens who have not yet experienced the mercy of Jesus Christ. Ask for the rich mercy of God to be known amongst ISIS members and other extremist groups. Pray for them to learn of God’s heavenly kindness in sending His Son. Intercede for ISIS, and other extremist groups, to become advocates for the oppressed – the widows, fatherless, sojourners, and the poor – rather than advocates of violence and religious fanaticism. Pray for them to cease plotting evil against other people.
5 June 2017 – Day 10: Christian Organizations in Iraq
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).
Prayer points: Pray for brothers and sisters in Christ who feel overwhelmed by the needs of refugees. Ask for them to experience Christ’s refreshing and encouragement, and pray for His provision of resources to do this work of love and mercy. Pray particularly for those working with displaced women, youth and children. One couple reports that they meet with over 700 women weekly in 3 different locations, talking through their needs, insecurities, fears, low self-esteem and trauma, and praying with them at the end of the meeting, so that they give these feelings to Jesus. Pray for every refugee to meet Jesus before they return to their home country.