2008年9月21日 - 9月27日
Weekly Prayer Points- September 21 - September 27, 2008
Qatar – Real estate officials say 500,000 families are expected to move to Qatar by 2012. Pray that God would turn the hearts of the people of Qatar to Christ. Pray for newly established Churches to be a great blessing to this Arabian Peninsula nation. Pray that the Gospel will be preached freely here, and that among the new families moving to Qatar, there will be many who are missions minded Believers.
Turkmenistan － Efforts to curb illegal trafficking and drug use are failing to thwart this growing problem in Turkmenistan, a report recently said. A law went into effect in July, banning the possession and use of “nasvay,” a kind of chewing tobacco, which is common in Central Asia and is regarded as a mild narcotic. Pray that the government would have wisdom in dealing with this situation. Pray that the Lord will be magnified in this land, and that His Kingdom will be established here.
衣索匹亞－一群伊斯蘭極端主義份子最近在靠近索馬利亞邊界的城市基吉卡，用石頭打死兩名基督徒。這是在衣索匹亞最近所發生對基督徒的攻擊事件，而到處散佈的激進伊斯蘭主義更加速了對基督徒的迫害。禱告對神的敬畏臨到那些迫害基督徒的人身上，神的使者保護基督徒 (林後 5:11 新欽訂本聖經)。為教會領袖禱告—求神給他們智慧面對這一波的迫害 (但2:14)。為伊斯蘭極端份子得救禱告。
Ethiopia－A mob of Islamic extremists recently stoned two Christians in Jijiga, a city bordering Somalia. It was the latest attack against Christians in Ethiopia, where the spread of radical Islam is fueling the persecution of Christians. Pray that the terror of the Lord will fall on those who persecute Christians and that the Angel of the Lord will protect Christians. (2 Corinthians 5:11 NKJV) Pray for church leaders—that God will give them wisdom in responding to the current wave of persecution. (Daniel 2:14) Pray for the salvation of Islamic extremists.
Myanmar－Thousands of Christians are among 2.4 million people still suffering in Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis that devastated parts of the Asian nation in May. Nargis left 138,000 dead or missing. Pray for Myanmar’s government to accept foreign humanitarian aid, and for Christian churches to have the means and ways to bring help to the survivors of the cyclone. Pray that the Lord will appear to the people in dreams and visions, and that multiple thousands will come to know Christ in the next thirty days.
查德－據報導，查德有極嚴重的貪腐問題，而政府似乎容許查德士兵有操縱權。禱告貪腐在這個中非國家終止，基督徒能自由的事奉神。禱告神使敬虔的男男女女在查德獲得有影響力的職位。 (但2:48)禱告政府與安全局在保護基督徒族群方面有負責任及公平的行事。(提前 2:1-4)
Chad – Corruption is reportedly big business in Chad. Roadblocks are manned by Chadian soldiers, and seem to be officially sanctioned. Pray for corruption to end in this Central African nation, and pray that Christians will be able to freely serve the Lord.
Pray for godly men and women to obtain positions of influence in Chad. (Daniel 2:48) Pray that the government and security forces will act responsibly and fairly in protecting the Christian community. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
Algeria – Christian churches are under massive attack in this north African nation comprised almost totally of Muslims. Since early 2008, Algerian authorities have closed half of the Protestant churches in the country, according to Open Doors USA. If the trend continues, the Algerian Protestant Church could be non-existent by the end of 2008. Pray for the government to halt its campaign of targeting Christians. Pray for the Christians whose churches have been closed to keep their faith in the Lord, and that they will find other places to worship Him. Pray for the remaining Algerian churches to be able to stay open, to preach the Word, and pray for the salvation of the Algerians. Pray for true religious freedom to be allowed in this North African country.
Libya – Pray that this North African country will not mass deport hundreds of Eritrean refugees. According to international rights organizations, thousands of young Eritreans attempt to leave their country every year. Pray also for the salvation of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. Pray for the salvation of the Eritreans as well as the Libyans. Pray for the Kingdom of God to firmly be established here.
Malaysia – Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi, recently announced he will step down in mid-2010 and hand over power to his deputy, Najib Razak. The president of the ruling United Malays National Organization, which leads the Barisan National Coalition, is traditionally the prime minister. Pray for the salvation of Badawi, Razak and nine hereditary state sultans. Pray also for Sharia law to be abolished in this Southeast Asian country, and that Believers here will go to their surrounding countries and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their neighbors.
Oman – Oman has experienced generally impressive economic performance, characterized by high real Gross Domestic Product growth of 5.3 percent, low inflation, and budgetary surpluses. Pray that the government would have wisdom in further boosting its economy, and that all of the people of Oman will benefit from the growth. Pray also that the Lord would bless the work of Christians in this Arabian Peninsula nation to advance His Kingdom here.
Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan, which already places burdens on religious organizations, will substantially increase restrictions on expressions of faith if new legislation becomes law, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Pray that the new law, which will severely hinder religious freedom in this Central Asian nation, will not be signed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Pray for the salvation of the President, his cabinet, and the law enforcement agencies in this land, and that they will rule according to Biblical principles.
Tunisia – Pray for freedom of the press in Tunisia, where President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has jailed more journalists than any other Arab country since 2001. Pray that journalists would have the ability to make known to the world the corruption going on in this nation, and pray for an end to terrorism in Tunisia. Pray for protection for the journalist, the Believers here, and the salvation of the president. Pray for multiple thousands of new Believers to come to the Lord in the next thirty days.
Cambodia – Pray that the Gospel will be preached freely in this Southeast Asian nation, and that the Cambodians will come to know the Lord in large numbers. Pray for the salvation of Prime Minister Hun Sen and all of the government leaders.
Turkey – There was a recent decision by the Constitutional court to overturn a ban on headscarves. Pray that tensions arising as of a result of this decision between the “secularists” and the pro-Islamist AK Party in Turkey will be mitigated. Pray that the Lord will show Believers wise and unique ways to spread the Gospel during this time in Turkey.
North Korea – North Korea recently lashed out at the South Korean defense chief for labeling the communist state an enemy. South Korean Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee told parliament that the country’s military views North Korea as “a present enemy” and threat. The North Korea Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said that the comment was an “unpardonable provocation” against the North. Pray for peace between North Korea and South Korea. Pray for the safety and release of an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 Christians who are imprisoned for their faith—about one in four Believers has been imprisoned. Pray for underground Believers to keep their faith in God while under extreme scrutiny. Pray for the salvation of Kim Jong-Il and all other North Korean leaders, and all prisoners and guards, and for all torture camps to be permanently closed down.
◎原文瀏覽：The 10/40 Window Reporter September 2008 Edition
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