Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Global Facts and Figures: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - December 26

For the remainder of the year, our focus is on the appendices in Operation World. Just as we did at the beginning of the year, we will zoom our journey back out to a global scale - get off the ground and back into the airplane, flying us back home. As we travel at this global view, we'll once again be reminded of God's heart for the entire world, of the story HE is writing - a story of redemption and grace, of inclusion in His kingdom, of destroying the deeds of Satan. Today, please read Appendix 1 on pages 901-922. I know this is a lot of information, and you may want to zero in on a section or two that really jumped out at you. My prayer will focus on page 922, the 50 largest unreached people clusters.

My prayer for today: Lord, we are so thankful for this journey You've allowed us to be on this year. For most of the year we've been trudging through mountains, valleys, islands, deserts, and forests in the different countries of this world You created. Today, as we return to the global view, we are reminded that every square inch of this world belongs to YOU alone. Because you died and were resurrected, the world is Yours, its people groups are Yours. We need not fear, but we do know that You have asked US to partner with You for Your kingdom purposes. We commit to this anew, Lord Jesus. Specifically today we pray for the world's largest unreached people clusters - dominating the 10/40 window, overwhelmingly Muslim or Hindu, but also Buddhist and animist - Lord, they need You so desperately. They are lost, Lord. We pray for You to call laborers to this great harvest. For those already working among them - give them wisdom and creative ideas to share the unchanging message. We pray for these groups to have Scripture in their names and for Your Word to accomplish its purpose. Oh Lord, reach these groups with Your love! In Jesus' name, amen.

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