STRATEGIC - TARGETED PRAYER
Ephesians 6:12: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."Job 22:27-28: 27 "Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thou vows. 28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways."
This month we are targeting two countries. I felt impressed that these two countries are in need of prayer for pastors, ministries and all Christians in these areas where many Christian Churches and Christians in general have come under attack and have been brutally beaten and killed by Muslims for their belief in Jesus Christ. The two countries are Pakistan and Nigeria. As we continue to pray for each target from January to June, adding this month's target, please pray that Christians in these countries will be encouraged in the Lord. Build a hedge of protection around them keeping them safe from all hurt, harm and danger. Pray that they will be a light and that their persecutors will find life through Jesus Christ and be translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God. Pray especially for pastors and other ministers and their families as this is the first line of defense which comes under attack. Continue to pray for a move of the Holy Spirit over these nations. We Christians in the western world have no real idea what it is to live under constant persecution and threat of death and I pray we never have to. When you talk about giving up your life for Christ, in many areas of the world this is literal! We are so fortunate that, at least for now, we in the west have freedom of worship. I thank God for His mercy, grace, loving kindness, for the Word, for the Holy Spirit and for the Blood of Jesus.
May you be greatly blessed as you lift up the Body of Christ, your brothers and sisters in the Lord.