Saturday, July 28, 2012

Praying for Jordan: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - July 28

Today and tomorrow we pray for Jordan. This country plays a strategic role in any Mideast negotiations - let's pray it will also be strategic for the kingdom of God in the Middle East! Please read pages 495-497.

My prayer for today: Lord, we lift up Jordan to You. We pray for the king to have wisdom and peace. Lord, as in so many Arab countries, there is tension between moderates and Islamists. We see the fall of many moderate leaders - dictators to be sure, but moderate by Muslim standards - and see the fear gripping many who are uncertain where these new leaders will take their countries. We pray Jordan will not face this kind of regime change. We pray for peace and protection as well as wisdom for King Abdullah. We pray that You will turn his heart toward You. We pray for the church in Jordan and for the Christians who are in positions of influence. We pray for the church to be faithful and that You will turn around the decline of the church. Thank You for the growth of evangelicals and we pray for stronger relationships between traditional, evangelical, and Muslim-background churches. We pray for Christians to work together to see Your kingdom come in Jordan. We pray for religious freedom to be retained not only for the church here, but for the benefit of ministry throughout the Middle East. We pray that the believers can live quiet and peaceful lives that result in the spread of the Gospel. You are good, Lord. We pray for Your goodness to be evident to and through the church in Jordan. In Jesus' name, amen.

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