Friday, July 13, 2012

Praying for Indonesia: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - July 13

Today we conclude our prayer for Indonesia by praying for Papua - also known as Irian Jaya. If you've read the famous book on missions, From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, you now know where Irian Jaya is located! Please read about it on pages 462-463.

My prayer for today: Lord Jesus, we thank You for the last century of Christianity on Irian Jaya. We thank You for the Christian presence here, for the role of Christian aviation and even the progress toward Bible translation. Lord, we pray for strong, mature churches led by Papuan believers. We pray for wisdom, courage, and profound faith for the challenges facing the church. We pray for You to end the oppression brought by the relocation of Javanese to Papua. We pray for the world to become aware of the violence against the native Papuans and the mistreatment of the Melanesian Christians through economic and employment disparity. Bring true justice and righteousness to Papua in the name of Jesus, amen.

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