Friday, March 25, 2011

Praying for the people of 'Iran' - Friday March 25 2011





This week we pray for the people of 'Iran' - Friday March 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:
Soon after the 1979 revolution in Iran, that country went through a period of near anarchy.  There was a storm of killing.  The evils done by the Shah's agents were dwarfed by the crimes of the new Islamic government.  Many Iranians were shocked and became disillusioned and disappointed with Islam.  the Islamic revolution they had put their hopes in actually turned into a monster.

Some years ago, an Iranian Muslim lady told my wife and me that she believed Islam was a false religion started by a false prophet.  In all my experience with Muslims, only a few times have I heard such comments from a Muslim.

Promise:
I will set my throne in Elam [Iran] ... and in those days I will bring the people of Elam back from captivity (Jeremiah 49:38-39, Sharif Bible).

Prayer:
I entreat You, Almighty God, my loving Father, to help me pray diligently for Muslims, and particularly for Iran this week.  

I pray for the president of Iran to know Christ, accept His claims and submit to Him by faith.  May he recieve the fullness of the Spirit.

Help the people of Iran.  Many of them are very disappointed with the Islamic revolution and the following sequences of regimes which have not delivered what they promised.

I thank You because in the midst of suffering and bloodshed You are doing miracles in Iran.  Thank You because the Holy Spirit is moving in that country as in no other Muslim country in the world.  Muslims there are coming to Christ, and the Bride of the Lamb is being prepared to meet her Redeemer.  I praise You for that and give You glory and honor.


'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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pray for the Church to heed 'God's Call Regarding Muslims' - Friday March 18 2011






This week we pray for the Church to heed 'God's Call Regarding Muslims' - Friday March 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.   



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Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed His followers to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).  The call had been issued.  The harvest is ready.  Some Muslims are even searching for the truth.  There is an air of expectation.

At the same time, I feel like the Lord is taking hold of the Church, shaking her and saying: Wake up, Church!  You have a mission to carry out among Muslims, and you seem to be asleep.  You need to rethink your responsibility toward Muslims.  You need to reconsider your prayer life and intercession for them.  I am ready to do something unheard of, but you have a role to play... wake up!

Promise:
Don't say you are too young, for you must go to everyone to whom I send you and say whatever I tell you.  Don't be afraid of the people, for I am with you and will protect you (Jeremiah 1:7-8, Sharif Bible).

Prayer:
Glorious Father, give the Church the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that she may know You better.  May the eyes of her heart be enlightened so that she may know the hope to which You have called her (Ephesians 1:17-18).

May the Church take to heart the responsibility You entrusted to her to go to the whole world and preach the Gospel to all people (Mark 16:15).  Give her love for Muslims.  Help her to know Your purpose and will for them - that You so loved them that You gave Your only Son to die for them.  You do not want them to perish without Christ.

May she hear Your voice to wake up and expect thrilling surprises from the hand of God (Isaiah 51:17). 

Help the Church to be willing to pay the price in prayer, fasting, giving and going!  The harvest is white and ready to be gathered in.

Blessed be Your glorious name from everlasting to everlasting,  O God, the only true God.  By Your Spirit I pray, in 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, March 11, 2011

Pray against... 'Grasshopper Complex' - Friday March 11 2011







This week we pray against the 'Grasshopper Complex' - Friday March 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:
God promised to give Israel the land of Canaan.  But when Moses sent a group of leaders to spy out the land, most of them brought back a negative and discouraging report (Numbers 13:26-33).  They said the land devoured its inhabitants and that the people were giants.  Worst of all, the spies felt like grasshoppers compared to those giants!

Some Christians look at Islam's advances today and feel like they are grasshoppers nest to giants.  Even in the United States Islam is taught in some public schools as a "culture," but Christianity is not!   The Islamic population in Europe is growing fast while the original European stock is dangerously and precipitously shrinking!  Experts say that in 50 years Europe will be majority Muslim.

Promise:
He is not afraid of bad news.  His heart remains secure, full of confidence in the LORD (Psalm 112:7, GW).

Prayer:
Almighty God, if we believe Your Word and take our responsibility seriously, we won't see ourselves as "grasshoppers"; rather, we are more than conquerors.  Humanly  speaking, we are not up to the task of challenging the world of Islam to leave the darkness and come to the light of Christ.  But we are not to depend on human strength or wisdom.  Help us to have the kind of faith in You that David had.  May we see the giant as too big to miss!  Fill us with the power of Your Spirit.  Be our armor, our shield and our sword.

Help the church in Europe and America to see the influx of Islam as a God given opportunity to bring multitudes of Muslims to Christ the Savior.

Give the believers in my local church the vision to be effective messengers of the true God and to bring Muslims to Your Kingdom.  Heal us from thinking we will never make a difference.  Fire us with zeal and passion by Your word.  Help us to obey Your Great Commission to make disciples of every nation (Matthew 28:19).

Glory, power and honor be to You alone, Lord, King and Savior. 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, March 4, 2011

Praying... 'The Fear of God Will Fall upon His Enemies' - Friday March 4 201







This week we pray about 'The Fear of God Will Fall upon His Enemies' 
- Friday March 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:
Ten plagues devastated the land of Egypt and affected the entire nation.  After the tenth plague and the death of all their first-born males, the Egyptians asked the children of Israel to leave the country to be free to worship God, the true God.  Not only did they ask them to leave, the Bible says the Egyptians were happy to see them leave!  They had become scared of the children of Israel (Exodus 11:8; 12:31-33; Psalms 105:38)

When we pray for the fear of the Lord to fall upon HIs enemies, our goal is that they repent and mend their ways.  We are not praying for their destruction but for their submission to the King of kings and Lord of lords.  

Christ saw satan fall like lightning from heaven (Luke 10:19).  Our Savior promised us authority to cast out demons, heal the sick and do other miraculous signs (Mark 16:17-18).


Promise:
I have sworn by my own name; I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to me (Isaiah 45:23, NLT).

Prayer:
Jesus Christ, Maker and Owner of all the universe and all that is in it, great are Your works O God!  Your deeds manifest Your majesty and splendor.  You are merciful and compassionate.  Yet, You always defend Your honor and reputation.

I pray for those who are hostile and seek to demean the Almighty.  Raise a standard against them, O God.  We feel powerless to face this might army that attacks You and mocks Your holy name.  We do not know what to do, but we are looking to You for help (2 Chronicles 20:12).  We do not pray for their destruction, but we pray that You will honor Your name and bring repentance.  

May the fear of the Lord fall upon them as it did with Pharaoh and his officials.  May they acknowledge Jesus Christ as their only Lord and King.  May they submit to Him and humble themselves under His mighty hand.  May Christ rule over His enemies (Psalms 110:2).

Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?  For this is Your due.  Among al the wise ones of the nations and in all their kingdoms there is none like You (Jeremiah 10:7).  Answer us, O LORD, answer us, so these people will know that You, O LORD, are the true God and change their minds to give their loyalty to You. (1 Kings 18:37).


'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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