23 June 2017 – Day 28: An increase in prayer
And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced… (Zechariah 12:10a). Prayer is the most essential way to work with God for salvation of the lost. There is no higher work than the work of prayer. It is impossible to make a serious study of the life of the apostle Paul and fail to see that prayer was more important than anything else in his life. Even Jesus’ life was saturated with extended times of prayer and seeking God’s face. Pray for existing and new prayer initiatives for the Muslim world to increase in the church globally. Give thanks to the Lord for every soul that has turned to Jesus.
24 June 2017 – Day 29: Exalt the name of the Lord
One simple way of praying for impossible situations is to pray the names of God. Pray for Muslims globally to have a revelation of who God is: Jesus, the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6). The LORD Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 1:8; 19:6). The Alpha and Omega; the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8, 11; 21:16; 22:13). The All Sufficient One (2 Corinthians 9:8). The author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). The Prince (author) of life (Acts 3:15). The author of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). Everlasting Father/Eternal Father (Isaiah 9:6). A very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). The Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16). Chosen of God (Luke 23:35). Christ Jesus, our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).
25 June 2017 – Day 30: Evil is not “almighty”
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35). The IS movement has even started to kill its own followers for fleeing to the enemy and in one report for “beheading too many people.” Tension over differences in pay etc. exists between indigenous ISIS soldiers and foreigners who came to help the cause. It is important for us to understand that Muslims, ISIS or Boko Haram and other radical groups are not the real problem, and thus our real fight is not against them. The real problem is the “god of this world” that darkens and veils the minds of people. Therefore, resist the evil one, and pray for God to remove the veil over people’s minds so that they see Jesus as the Prince of Peace, the One who gives peace in this life and the life to come. Pray very specifically that God will break all unholy covenants and alliances that stand against the kingdom of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the victory of Jesus on the Cross.