13 June 2017 – Day 18: Audio Bibles
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
(Jeremiah 23:29). Audio Bibles are available in many languages spoken in the Middle East, North
Africa, West Africa and the Horn of Africa. They are one of the most effective tools in preaching the gospel.
Prayer points: Please pray for sponsorship for more audio Bibles to reach the illiterate. Pray for the translation of more Bibles into audio format, and for their effective distribution amongst refugees in Europe. Ask for many refugees to come to faith in Jesus Christ, despite their circumstances.
14 June 2017 – Day 19: Azerbaijan
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17, 20). Conflict between predominantly Christian Armenians and Muslim Azeri’s began in the early 1990’s. Already 30,000 people have died, and one million people have been displaced, as a result of this conflict. The only solution to this conflict is reconciliation, which must originate from Christians. Reconciliation between political leaders must also take place.
Prayer points: Pray for God’s intervention in this complicated situation. Intercede for parents and children who have lost loved ones as a result of this long war. Pray for everyone to have the capacity to forgive their enemies.
15 June 2017 – Day 20: God as a Father
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18). Nowhere in the Quran is God mentioned as ‘Father’. Yet, the concept of God as Father is one of Christianity’s most basic concepts. For a Muslim to think of God as a Father is very difficult. The Trinity is also a big obstacle for Muslims, for they believe God does not share His deity with anyone, so it is hard for them to accept Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Muslims also struggle with Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. They reason that if Christ truly was God, He would never have had to die, let alone die on a Cross, a death reserved for criminals! Muslims believe that no one dies for the sins of another; each person must make restitution for his/her own wrongs.
Prayer points: Please pray for the Father to reveal Jesus’ sacrifice to Muslims, through the Holy Spirit.