Thursday, July 19, 2012

Praying for Ireland: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - July 19

Today we pray for a country which contributed greatly to western civilization as we know it today. If you've never read about the incredible work of the Celtic monks whose hand-copied books were often the only surviving copies after the Dark Ages, I recommend you take the time to read Thomas Cahill's "How the Irish Saved Civilization." It's entertaining and educational, and gives a whole new understanding to how God works behind the scenes in ways we can never anticipate!

For today, though, please read pages 474-477 as we pray for Ireland.

My prayer for today: Oh Lord, the influence of Ireland on western civilization and even on our own country from immigration is huge. We are thankful for Ireland and what it has meant. We thank You that You are working in Ireland today through immigrants and also through bringing a measure of peace to this formerly war-torn land. But Lord, Ireland needs a fresh move of Your Holy Spirit. We pray for Christians to work together in unity toward kingdom goals. We pray for the church in Ireland to recapture the biblical, holistic, dynamic zeal of the early Celtic church. We pray for continued growth of the evangelical church and for sound leadership to be raised up and trained. We pray for more missionaries to be sent out and for the church to catch a vision of ministering within its own borders as well. Lord, revive Ireland for Your glory, in Jesus name, amen.

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