6 June 2017 – Day 11: Converting to Christianity in Pakistan can lead to your death
…and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:17). According to a report on religious conversion in Pakistan, orthodox Islamic bylaws consider converting from the Muslim faith a capital crime. Family members or neighbours often feel honour-bound to kill those who have converted to another faith, such as Christianity. Nonetheless, people are still coming to Christ! Pray for Christians in persecuted countries, who find it difficult to find safe places to stay and work to support their families. Praise the Lord for the constant stream of Pakistani’s coming to Christ! Ask for their protection and provision, and pray for them to persevere in the midst of hardship. Pray for the existing church in Pakistan to reach out to them.
7 June 2017 – Day 12: Islamist attacks on Copts in Egypt
For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. (Philippians 1:29). Although reports of attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt do not make news headlines, it is the daily reality for 12-15 million Coptic Christians in Egypt. Please pray for them to have the grace to forgive when they are not treated fairly or are persecuted. Ask for them to keep their faith, despite such severe persecution. Pray for the police to act in accordance with the law to protect Christians, and for perpetrators to be prosecuted. Never stop praying for the salvation of those who plan and execute such attacks on Christians.
8 June 2017 – Day 13: Impact of Internet media
Salvation belongs to the LORD… (Psalm 3:8). Many groups use a wide variety of Internet media to spread the gospel. One person, with a small radio station and a Facebook page, reaches 1.2 million people (mainly Muslim) per month! Two other similar networks reach similar numbers! One website has +30 million visits per year! Many hundreds of websites reach out to Muslims. Pray for more Muslims to be reached via the Internet. Intercede for those who answer questions posted on the websites. Ask for them to be patient, and work with wisdom, love and sensitivity, despite any hostile response. Pray for further creative ways to reach Muslims with the gospel.