2008年12月28日 - 12月31日
Weekly Prayer Points- December 28 - December 31, 2008
Somalia – A group of Muslims recently attacked Christians while they were worshiping in house church in Tayeglow, which is 198 miles south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Two elders of the church suffered serious injuries. The attack was apparently in response to the conversion of the only son of a prominent Muslim religious leader in the district. In the past 12 months, five former Muslim converts to Christianity have been killed. Pray for courage and encouragement for Christians in Somalia who face danger and threats everyday as they seek to worship Jesus. Pray against the stronghold of Islam that exists over Somalia and has gripped its people.
Pakistan – Taliban militants on October 8, 2008 bombed a Catholic-run girls’ school in Pakistan’s war-torn Swat Valley as part of a larger effort to subvert women’s status in society through Islamic law. No one was injured in the attack. Militants have threatened the school frequently becaue they offer education to females. Pray for peace for Pakistan and that the Taliban would not succeed in killing innocent people. Pray that God would protect Pakistani Christians, give them courage and help them remain strong in their faith and witness. Pray that the church will grow exponentially in the next thirty days and be discipled.
Nigeria – In response to the ceaseless destructions of churches especially in the northern part of the country, Christian organizations in Nigeria in October 2008 called on the National Assembly to come up with drastic legislations aimed at punishing undesirable elements bent on destroying places of worship across the nation. Pray that those who are responsible for the destruction will be brought to justice. In northern Nigeria, where persecution is systematic and brutal, pray for protection and peace for Believers. Pray the Kingdom of God will be established in this land.
Maldives – The Islamic state closely monitors all forms of religious expression, and Christianity is banned. No candidate in the country’s first multi-party presidential election, for which a run-off was due on October 28, 2008, has called for improvement in this aspect of the country’s human rights record. Pray that the Maldives government would allow freedom of religion. Pray that the faith of Christians in Maldives would be strong and that their relationship with God would be blessed.
Jordan – The torture of prisoners remain widespread in Jordanian jails despite efforts to reform the system, the U.S. rights group Human Rights Watch said on October 8, 2008. Meanwhile, delegates across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Amman, Jordan on October 27, 2008 to discuss upholding human rights in countering terrorism. Pray for the government of Jordan to continue to place a high priority on its fight against extremism and terrorism. Pray for Jordan to continue to actively monitor and prosecute terrorist groups.
Senegal – Senegal officials recently stressed its total condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, noting that Africa’s most western country had ratified 13 of the 16 international conventions on terrorism. Pray for the government of Senegal to continue to enhance its ability to combat terrorism, prosecute terror suspects, and respond to emergencies. Pray for Senegal to pass specific counterterrorism legislation and current laws updated to make it easier to prosecute terror suspects. Pray for Muslims to come to know Christ as Savior and Lord.
Eritrea – Eritrean authorities in September 2008 confiscated and burned 1,500 Bibles from new high school students who arrived at country’s main military training city, and detained eight students who protested the destruction of the Bibles. The eight male students protesting the Bible burning at the Sawa Defense Training Center, near the Eritrean border with Sudan, were locked in a metal shipping container in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees (38c), said Christian Aid Mission (CAM). Eritrean believers report that more than 4,000 Christians are currently being detained incommunicado in remote army camps, CAM said, although other reports said 2,000 Christians are in prison. Pray that the Lord will release all the Christian prisoners who are being held because of their faith. Pray for a cool breeze to surround those being held in metal containers and that their need for nutritious food and water will be met.
Tibet – Nine people died, 18 were injured and 171 homes were destroyed in Yangyi Village during an October 6, 2008 earthquake. News reports said aid flowed to the quake survivors even as snowstorm hit Tibet. Pray for relief aid to help survivors. Pray against the spirit of Buddhism that is keeping the Tibetan people bound, and that they will accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Syria – Syria has been involved in wars and confrontations with surrounding states for more than 50 years. Pray that there will be true religious freedom in Syria. Pray for wisdom for Christians to know how to share their faith in this land. Pray for revival in Syria with multiple thousands of new Believers coming to the Lord and being discipled in the next 30 days.
Mongolia – The North Asian country’s local parliamentary elections were held October 12, 2008. Voters selected representatives of local parliaments in the capital city Ulan Bator, all provinces, as well as counties and districts. The election of Mongolia’s State Great Hural or parliament was held on June 29, 2008. The MPRP won a majority of the seats in the polls and established a coalition government with the Democratic Party. Pray for the salvation of President Nambaryn Enkhbayar and other government leaders.
East Timor – Australia said on October 22, 2008 that it would reduce its troop numbers in East Timor because of improvements in security since a failed assassination attempt against the small nation’s president in February. Rebel East Timorese troops were involved in assassination attempts in February 2008 against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. Ramos Horta was shot twice, but has since recovered while Gusmao managed to escape the gunmen. Pray for the salvation of Ramos Horta and other government leaders in this Southeast Asian nation. Thank God that 99% of the population are Christian. Pray they would evangelize their neighboring countries and do their part to fulfill the Great Commission.
The Gambia – Deputies at the National Assembly on October 24, 2008 unanimously passed the new Refugee Bill, which seeks to make provision for the management and coordination of refugee matters in The Gambia. The Gambia had been a recipient country for refugees for decades and had subsequently offered sanctuary to many refugees from many parts of the African continent. Pray that refugees coming into The Gambia will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Pray that a revival would break out in the Muslim community with exponential numbers coming to Christ.
West Bank & Gaza Strip –Pray for the salvation of Abbas as well as other leaders and members of the terrorist organization Hamas. Pray Psalm 91 protection over Christians in the West Bank and Gaza, who are targets of persecution. Pray that God would give them strategies to advance the Kingdom of God in this land.
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