Friday, January 21, 2011

Praying for... 'Secret Believers in High Places' - Friday Jan. 21 2011









This week we pray for 'Secret Believers in High Places' - Friday Jan. 21 2011

Contents on this Blog are from 
'Praying for Muslims: A guide for effective Intercession 2011'

I will be trying to post from this book every week....
Please join in each FRIDAY in INTERCEDING and FASTING(one meal) for Muslims and those on the FRONT LINES reaching out to Muslims.   







Info:
Sometimes it is not easy to hold a high government position and be a follower of the true God.  Although Joseph, Nehemiah, and Daniel held on to their faith and their positions honorably and successfully, Obadiah practiced his faith at great risk to his status and even his life.  He was in charge of the royal palace under King Ahab of Israel.  His post was something like the United States White House chief of Staff.  The King and the queen lived an evil life, worshipped foreign gods and persecuted those who worshipped the Lord.  the queen was determined to exterminate the prophets of the Lord.  Obadiah was secretly a devout believer in the Lord and faithfully worshipped Him.  He took 100 of the Lord's prophets and hid them in two caves and gave them food and water (1 kings 18:3-13).

While Paul was a prisoner in Rome for the sake of the Gospel, he said that the whole palace guard knew that he was in prison for preaching Christ (Philippians 1:13).  He also said that there were believers in the King's palace and sent greetings from them to believers on the outside!  (Philippians 4:22).

Today there are believers in such high places.  They are followers of Jesus Christ, and some of them are converts from Islam.

Promise:
Don't be afraid to speak out! don't be silent! I'm with you. No one will attack you or harm you. I have many people in this city (Acts 18:9-10, GW).

Prayer:
Almighty God, You do great things. Your name is Holy; Your mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear You.  You manifest the strength of Your arm; You scatter the proud; You raise the lowly and honor them.  You fill the hungry with good things, and send the rich away empty (Luke 1:49-53).

I praise Your Holy Name and rejoice for every person in a high position who worships Christ.  Help them to lean on You more and more. 

May they hold nothing too dear to sacrifice for the glory of Your name, not even their lives.  May they be effective and competent in their service to their superiors and to their contries.

Fill their minds with clean thoughts, will their hearts with words of praise and thanksgiving to god.  Open their mouth to proclaim Christ with love.  help them to draw strength and honor from You.  I pray that everyone they meet will take note that they belong to Jesus (Acts 4:13).

May they never equate success with righteousness, or position with God's favor!  In the name of Jesus. Amen. 


'Praying for Muslims: A guide for Effective Intercession 2011' is now out.  For inquiries on how to receive the new guide please email Pray4Ms@SharifBible.com.  I also have many extra copies for those of you who live close.
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