Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Prayer for Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast): A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - May 2 (Day 123)

Today and tomorrow, we pray for Cote  d'Ivoire, or the Ivory Coast. This country shows us the reality of the spiritual war that we are all part of whether we realize it or not: church growth and Christian unity, along with strides toward peace, exist alongside a division of religious dynamics, animism, and the spread of Islam. As you read the pages of Operation World, I hope you're coming to see that where God is most strongly at work, there is an enemy trying to stop Him. How grateful I am that He takes the offensive and moves forward! Please read pages 284-288. Today we'll focus on the Answers to Prayer and points 1-6 in our prayer time.

My prayer for today: Lord, we thank You for Your work in Ivory Coast. We thank You for the progress toward peace, the growth of the church, the movement toward stability, the unity of believers. We ask You Lord to raise up leaders who are visionary and free of corruption. We pray You will call believers into leadership positions and root them deeply in Your Word so that they can demonstrate Your love and grace to the country where You've placed them. Lord, bring renewal in the Catholic church. Turn Your followers from the bondage of animism and help them learn the sufficiency of Christ. Lord, I ask for continued success among evangelicals and especially for the progress toward Biblical literacy. Help them understand Your Word. Lord, I pray for the missions agencies to have vision and wisdom to reach this land with the Gospel. In Jesus' name, amen.

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