Friday, February 25, 2011

praying about... 'The Valley of Achor' - Friday Feb. 25 2011




This week we pray about 'The Valley of Achor' 
- Friday Feb. 25 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:
Achan served in Israel's army during Joshua's time.  After God's people won a war against their enemies, he stole some of the booty that should have been dedicated to the Lord.  His action brought trouble, calamity and destruction upon himself and his people.  As a punishment, he was stoned to death in an area called the Valley of Achor, meaning the valley of disaster or calamity (Joshua 7:24-26).

Satan has in fact stolen a vast nation, an entire group of people that should have been dedicated to Christ.  God can reverse that tragedy and bring Muslims to the Kingdom of His beloved Son.

Promise:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fill... I... will make the valley of Achor a door of hope (John 10:9; Hosea 2:5, NIV)

Prayer:
God of history, Master Architect of events, we pray that You will manifest YOur power and glory.  With holy boldness we approach You through the Cross.  With joyful gratitude we bow before You.  We acknowledge we are unworthy of Your favor and grace.

We are praying against a powerful enemy.  But You are the Almighty Lord and King.  Satan has usurped what does not belong to him.  He has enslaved Muslims.  Because they are away from Jesus, they are under the dominion and authority of the enemy.

Look down from heaven above and see the plight of the children of Islam.  Have mercy on them and send Your Spirit to convict them and lead them safely to Christ, the only savior and Lord.  

May they be restored to the God who made them, the true God, their Redeemer.  Set Them free, Almighty Savior.  Fulfill Your promise that You have given us in Your Word that the Plain of Sharon will be a pasture and the the Valley of Disaster will become a resting place for the flock, for Your people who seek You (Isaiah 65:10).  For the sake of Jesus' name. 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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Praying for... 'Valley of Dry Bones'




















This week we pray for the 'Valley of Dry 
Bones' - Friday Feb. 18 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:
Under the power of the Spirit of God, the prophet Ezekiel was carried in a vision to a valley full of dead, dry bones (Ezekiel 37).  Many of us who work with Muslims see the Muslim world as a valley of dry bones.  No life. No breath. No motion. No joy. Only death. Yet, we are praying, prophesying and believing that the Spirit of the Lord will come upon those dead bones and they will become a mighty army of Bible-believing, God-worshipping, Christ-glorifying, Spirit-filled people!


Promise:
Come from the four winds, spirit, and breathe on these corpses that they will live... the spirit came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an extremely great army (Ezekiel 37:9-10, GW)

Prayer:
O Sovereign King of heaven and earth and all the universe, Almighty God, the God of miracles and wonders, I come to You because YOu are also my heavenly Father!

I believe it is time for Muslims to experience a breath of life from You at a magnitude never known before in the history of humankind.  We have around us the skeletons and remains of a vast number of people who are spiritually dead - they have long been slain by the enemy of our souls.

O Spirit of the living God, breathe upon the Islamic valley of dry bones and grant them life in Jesus Christ the Lord.  Give them spiritual flesh and nerves to become children of the living God.  Give them spiritual backbones to stand firm in the their faith.

Send Your life to a people that some Christians have written off as impossible to bring into the Kingdom of God. Defend Your honor, and prove that such voices of despair are wrong!

O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!  The Lord God says to these bones: I am going to put breath into you, and you will live (Ezekiel 37:4-5)

Lord God, You're able to accomplish far more then we ask or imagine, according to Your power at work in us.  Glory be to You in the Church, and in Jesus Christ in all ages forever and ever. Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21)

'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.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Praying about... 'The Muslims Belief in Muhammad' - Friday Feb. 11 2011



This week we pray about 'The Muslims Belief in Muhammad' - Friday Feb. 11 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:
During this season Muslims around the world celebrate Muhammad's birthday.  Muhammad was born in AD 570 in Mecca, in what is now Saudi Arabia, and died in AD 632.  His tomb is in the city of Medina, north of Mecca.

At age 40, Muhammad reportedly started receiving messages from God.  At the beginning, Muhammad suffered persecution from his own tribe.  But when he gained followers and Islam became stronger, he waged wars to subjugate people to his religion.

Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last and most important of all prophets sent from God, that he brought the final religion, Islam, and the final revelation from God to man, the Qur'an.

Promise:
Jesus answered "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, NIV)

Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the Almighty One and the Ruler over the kings of the earth.  You are enthroned above the angels and all the universe.  I pray that You manifest Your glory to many Muslims this week.  Show them Your mighty power.  Come to rescue them!  Deliver them, O merciful Lord, from Satan's tyranny.  Help them to pledge their loyalty and allegiance to You, the only true Savior.  Make Your face shine upon them.  May they set their fervent affections on the One who died for their sins and rose to give them life.  I pray in a special way for the Muslims I know - friends, neighbors, colleagues.  In the name of Jesus, break the power of the enemy in their lives.  Transfer them from darkness into the light of the Gospel.

Fill many homes with the joy, singing and celebration of lives transformed by the power of the cross of Cavalry. Keep believers faithful and true to You to the end.


'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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Praying that... 'Mosques Will Become Places to Worship Christ' - Friday Feb. 4 2011






This week we pray that 'Mosques Will Become Places to Worship Christ' - Friday Feb. 4 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:
If we continue to trust God for feats that are humanly impossible.  He will honor our faith in Him.  The purpose of this prayer is not to defeat Muslims or take over their properties.  Rather, we are seeking the glory of the name of Jesus.  We intentionally seek to bring people to the Kingdom of God, so they can be set free from sin and experience joy and life in Christ.  

Over the past several centuries many churches were turned into into mosque (examples are found in the Middle East, Turkey, Spain, etc.).  Even today in the West (an example is the United Kingdom).  Muslims are taking over dysfunctional church buildings and turning them into Islamic centers and mosques.  This, however, is not the reason for this prayer.  We do not seek revenge, we care not for mere walls of stone.

Promise:
God is able to accomplish far more than we might ask or imagine, according to His power at work in us.  Glory be to Him in the community of believers, and through Jesus Christ in all ages forever and ever!  Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21, Sharif Bible)

Prayer:
Lord God, there is no god like You in heaven above of on earth below.  You do not live in places built by human hands.  Heaven itself, the highest heaven, cannot contain You; how much less churches and mosques that humans build! (1 Kings 8:23-37).  We pray that Christ will be proclaimed freely, publicly and loudly in mosques and Islamic places of worship around the world!  We do not desire to take over these places.  We are asking that You cause Muslims to come to You and worship You of their own accord and free will in the places they themselves have built.

I pray that people will be saved and set free from sin and the bondage of satan in those mosques.  May divine healings and miraculous acts take place in those places of worship in the name of Jesus.

O Lord my God, attend to the prayer and the supplication of Your servant; listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant makes before You this day.  May Your eyes be on these buildings to turn them into places where the name that is above every name will be worshipped (1 Kings 8:28-29).


'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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