Saturday, July 07, 2012

Praying for Indonesia: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - July 7

Today we continue praying over some of the "Challenges for prayer" on pages 449-453. Please review these requests and join me in prayer.

My prayer for today: Lord, we lift up Indonesia to You today. We pray for the displaced peoples of Indonesia, who have either been forcibly relocated, fled natural disasters, or journey due to persecution or financial reasons. Lord, we pray that as these people move voluntarily or involuntarily they will encounter Christians who will love them and share the Gospel with them. We pray that You will bin the powers of darkness that seek to hinder the presence of Christ within Indonesia. We pray for the church in Indonesia to be strong and wise in the midst of persecution and opposition. We pray for the Muslims who are becoming victims of extremists who seek to intimidate and even kill them. We pray that Muslims will grow so disillusioned with the violence and oppression that they will see a different path and find true relationship with God through Christ. We pray for the Christian response to this Islamist aggression to be loving, tactful, and firm, always commending the Gospel to onlookers as worthy of serious consideration. We pray for boldness, for heartfelt repentance, and for great wisdom. Guide the church to have wisdom with new believers from Muslim backgrounds. Help them know how to best transition as they and their families follow Jesus. In Jesus' name, amen. 

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