9 June 2017 – Day 14: Jesus cleanses from all sin
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence… (Ephesians 1:7-8). In Europe an Arabic-speaking Christian asked young Muslim men along the ‘refugee road’ if he could pray for them. Many said, “No, I am not clean. I have not washed, I sinned yesterday; I am not clean.” However, the man explained that we can speak to God and come to Jesus as we are in simple prayer, like a conversation. This shocked and amazed the men he encountered. When he started talking about Jesus or praying, the Muslim men flocked to him in order to hear more! Refugees are often startled by the simplicity and intimacy of prayer to God, who hears them as they are. Pray for refugees to find Jesus as they seek the truth. Ask for them to understand the concept of personal forgiveness of sin due to the blood Jesus shed and not their works.
10 June 2017 – Day 15: For the salvation of families and friends
…”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. (Acts 16:31-32). When individual Muslims get saved, it is normally very difficult for them to live peacefully. The same is true for Buddhists, Hindus and Jews that become Christian. When whole families come to the Lord, it is much easier, and the influence amongst their communities is also much stronger. Praise the Lord for more and more entire families who are turning to the Lord! Pray for them to grow spiritually and to testify boldly to others in their communities.
11 June 2017 – Day 16: Revival in the European church
[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7). The awakening of the European church right now is so important, especially with millions of Muslims fleeing their countries to find refuge in Europe. Pray for a great awakening in the churches in Europe so that they have compassion and share Christ with the millions of Muslims living in the Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Refugees from at least 40 nations are trying to get to Europe. Currently, the church in Europe has the biggest mission opportunity ever, with hundreds of thousands of refugees and immigrants flooding their nations! Pray for every Christian and leader to be passionate and filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask for each Christian to have a deep desire to reach out to refugees and migrants.
12 June 2017 – Day 17: Refugee children and “Jesus sightings”
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there. (Matthew 19:14-15). One female Youth With A Mission (YWAM) worker aiding traumatized refugee children uses painting to help the children tell their stories: “Paint your family and house in Syria. Draw a painting of the night when you came by boat to Greece, etc.” In many of the paintings there is an unknown figure surrounded by light. Sometimes He is with them on the sea, sometimes on the shore, sometimes even in the boat. The children do not know His name, but His presence is very real to them. They know they are safe with Him. Pray for more work to be done amongst traumatized refugee children. Ask for more teachers, psychologists, teaching material, schools, effective feeding schemes and other resources to be provided. Pray for the protection of refugee children (both girls and boys) against sexual abuse.