Thursday, August 23, 2012

Praying for Maldives: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - August 23

Today we will pray for a small nation of tiny islands off the coast of India that is one of the least evangelized places on earth. No mission work or even Christian literature has ever been allowed and the word "Christian" is a slanderous term. Please read about the Maldives on pages 562-563.

My prayer for today: Oh Lord, how grateful I am that no place is out of Your reach. Psalm 139 tells us that when we are in the depths, you are there; when we are in darkness, you are there, and even darkness is not dark to You. Despite the restrictions on the Gospel in Maldives, You are there. It's not unreached, and the Gospel is unhindered. Your Word, eternal and settled in the heavens, is just as powerful in Maldives as anywhere else. So Lord, we pray that You would bring about a breakthrough in this land. We pray for the few believers there to live holy and righteous lives, to be faithful to You and exemplary in their integrity, to transform the way the term Christian is perceived and bring about curiosity and openness. We pray for those who believe to know You in an intimate way to be able to sustain the persecution. We pray for You to bring fruitfulness in their lives and work. We pray for Scripture that will encourage and sustain them. We pray against the strongholds in Maldives and ask You to tear back the veil that covers this nation and reveal Your Son and Your love. In Jesus' name, amen.

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