2010年1月4日 - 1月10日
Weekly Prayer Points- January 4 - January 10, 2010
JAPAN, EAST ASIA- Organized crime is epidemic in Japan. The largest group – the Yakuza – is estimated to have 80,000 members. Police are aware of more than 800 companies run by organized crime organizations in Tokyo alone. The Yakuza is believed to be heavily involved in Japanese financial markets and funded by foreign investors who are unaware of their powerful influence. Pray for an end to this illegal, immoral, and demonic organization. Pray for the demand for their services –drugs, prostitution, and child pornography – to dry up and for the funding that fuels this industry to evaporate. Pray for this infestation of wickedness to disgust the citizens of Japan and lead them towards a revival in the ways of the LORD. Pray for a great awakening in this land, a tearing down of the strongholds of materialism and greed, and for Jesus Christ to be exalted above every idol and every god.
GUINEA-BISSAU, WEST AFRICA- Years of political instability in this West African nation have created the perfect atmosphere for crime and corruption. It is now a trafficking hub for drugs – especially cocaine. Cartels consider it a prime transit point for smuggling drugs into Europe. Experts believe that $23 billion of the $70 billion cocaine trade moves through Guinea-Bissau. Pray for an immediate end to this destructive trade. Pray for Believers around the world and inside Guinea-Bissau to begin praying fervently for traffickers to be captured and for their illegal products to be seized before they can harm people. Pray for resources to be provided so the government can effectively fight every satanic attack in the illegal drug trade. Pray for suppliers in South America, traffickers in Guinea-Bissau, and buyers in Europe to have life-changing encounters with Jesus Christ. Pray for those who are serving the powers of darkness to be set free and accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord today.
BHUTAN, SOUTH ASIA- A delegation from Bhutan attended a Gross National Happiness (GNH) conference in Brazil in November 2009. They found that Bhutan is falling behind in the implementation of this concept – even though it originated in Bhutan. They returned to their homeland determined to make it a place of well being. Pray for the people of Bhutan to realize that true happiness and well being are impossible outside of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for the Lord to use their dissatisfaction with life to motivate them to seek and find Him. Pray for their hearts to become soft soil for the seed of the Gospel to take root. Pray the lies and fallacies of GNH and Buddhism to be made known and for the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ to be proclaimed throughout the nation without restriction, backlash, or retaliation. Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to bring an abundant harvest to His Kingdom in Bhutan as it is in Heaven.
SAUDI ARABIA, ARABIAN PENINSULA- The government launched attacks on rebels in Yemen (Huthis – believed to be supported by Iran) in November 2009. It was also the month in which millions of Muslims from around the world made their once-in-a-lifetime trip (hajj) to Mecca, while others come on several occasions. During this year’s rite, rising water which caused floods resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people, and the possibility of a swine flu outbreak caused great concern to health officials. Pray for these events to be used by the Lord to cause Saudis to question Islam, as well as the security of their nation and lives. Pray for the instability and uncertainty to give them a desire to seek refuge in Jesus Christ. Pray for the strongholds of Islam to be torn down and for the birthplace of this false religion to become the focal point of a great awakening to Christ as the Holy Spirit opens spiritually blind eyes and ears to the Good News. Pray for a multitude of Saudis to turn away from works as a means to paradise, and turn toward the grace of the Lord found only in His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for God’s Kingdom to come gloriously to Saudi Arabia as it is in Heaven.
GUINEA, WEST AFRICA- Military leader Moussa Dadis Camara insists that he seized power in order to save Guinea from a corrupt government and has the right to run for president. Opposition groups are demanding that he step down and be barred from the upcoming presidential election. In September 2009, 150 people demonstrating against Camara were gunned down by the military. In December 2009, Camara was wounded when his own solders attempted a coup. Pray for the Prince of Peace to intervene and bring lasting peace to this troubled nation. Pray for Camara to humble himself and seek the good of the people of Guinea rather than his own good. Pray for the Lord to raise up men and women of integrity, who fear His Name, to lead the country forward. Pray for this turmoil to be used by the Lord to draw many hearts into a personal relationship with Him.
THAILAND, SOUTHEAST ASIA- To commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1), the government of Thailand staged a number of demonstrations intended to educate the public about “safe sex.” They also gave away 30 million condoms in an attempt to slow the AIDS epidemic. Those infected are mostly youth, the majority having contracted the disease through immoral sexual behavior. Pray for the leaders of Thailand to realize that fighting the symptoms of sin will not bring about a cure. Pray for an immediate end to the trafficking of little boys and little girls and of women in Thailand. Pray for a change of heart among the young people of Thailand to live a life of celibacy– for the Lord to turn their attention from the futility of lust and self-destructive behavior toward the Life and satisfaction found In Jesus Christ. Pray that the rise in HIV/AIDS to cause many Thais to consider their mortality and motivate them to prepare for the judgment that awaits them after death. Pray for an end of the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus. Pray for this to be a season of harvest of souls to the Lord in Thailand as the Kingdom of God comes in great power, with signs, wonders, and miracles.
NIGER, WEST AFRICA- The political turmoil in Niger, brought about by President Mamadou Tandja’s desperate and illegal attempts to stay in power without being reelected, is now being called a “constitutional crisis.” In November, the European Union issued a deadline for order to be restored and froze all developmental aid to Niger. The nation is ranked last on the U.N. Human Development Index. Pray for the Lord to protect the people of Niger from the irresponsible and unethical dealings of its wayward leader. Pray for President Tandja to hear and respond to the Gospel, surrendering his life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Pray for spiritual transformation that is Christ-centered in Niger that will result in a corresponding transformation in government, education, health care, and living conditions. Pray for the Kingdom of God to be established in Niger as it is in Heaven.
KYRGYZSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA- Throughout the winter this former Soviet republic faces the possibility of severe electricity shortages. This comes as a result of neighboring Uzbekistan’s decision to disassociate itself from the regional power grid. The power lines that supply Kyrgyzstan run through Uzbekistan. Pray the Lord will provide warmth and electricity for and provide all of the felt needs of the impoverished people of Kyrgyzstan. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give leaders new and inventive ideas for supplying power to the nation. Pray for their need for power in the physical realm to be used as a picture of their need to know and depend upon the Lord’s power in the spiritual realm. Pray for multitudes of Kyrgyz to turn their backs on Islam and embrace the marvelous Light of Jesus Christ, accepting Him as their Savior and Lord.
IRAN, MIDDLE EAST- According to a statement issued by the government of Iran, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei “cannot be removed from his post because his legitimacy comes from God.” In November, the nation resisted efforts by the UN to inspect nuclear sites. They have vowed to not only continue but expand their nuclear program. The international consensus is that “time is running out” for Iran. Pray for the Lord to move powerfully in Iran, shining His unavoidable, unstoppable Light into the darkness. Pray for the strongholds of Islam, manipulation, and selfish ambition to be torn down and demolished by the Lord of Hosts. Pray for the Holy Spirit to brood over Iran, setting captives free, giving sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout the land and for the Lord to bring an abundant harvest of souls into His kingdom as Iranians put their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA- An estimated l00,000 people in Burkina Faso were displaced in devastating and deadly floods that occurred in September 2009. Approximately l4,000 continue to live in temporary camps in the capital of Ouagadougou. The government is now attempting to relocate these survivors and assist them in the process of rebuilding. Pray for the Lord to provide nutritious food, clean water, shelter, health care, and hope for those who have lost homes and family members. Pray for Christian humanitarian workers to be allowed to be part of the restoration process, offering both physical and spiritual relief that can only be found in Jesus Christ. Pray for the Gospel to be preached and signs and wonders witnessed throughout Burkina Faso and for Burkinabes to respond by surrendering their lives accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
MALI, WEST AFRICA- Approximately 1.7% of Mali’s 12 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. As one source notes, “the stigma surrounding AIDS is still strong, but a tradition of polygamous marriage adds to the challenge of preventing transmission.” Pray for the Lord to supply medicine for those already suffering from AIDS. Pray for HIV/AIDS prevention education to be made available that will help stop the spread of the virus. Pray for the orphans and widows left in the wake of the disease – for the Lord to provide those in need with food, clothing, shelter, families, and most of all, His Love. Pray for AIDS to be used by the Lord to draw many hearts and lives into relationship with His only Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for the eradication of AIDS within the next decade, by 2020.
AZERBAIJAN, SOUTHWEST ASIA- Experts say the longstanding conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region may be coming to an end. Negotiators on both sides have reaffirmed their commitment to work towards a resolution. Over one million people were displaced and 30,000 killed before a fragile ceasefire was reached in 1993. Pray for true and lasting peace to come to this region. Pray for the Lord to bring reconciliation between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Pray for those who have been displaced who have lost homes and families. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Nagorno-Karabakh and for Jesus to be exalted far above all other gods and idols. Pray for the Light of the Gospel to dispel all darkness in Azerbaijan and for multitudes to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
BENIN, WEST AFRICA- With Somalis wreaking havoc off the coast of East Africa, West Africa is now having to contend with its own pirates. Nigerian terrorists have begun attempting to hijack ships off the coast of Benin. Though pirates have sometimes been active off the shores of Nigeria, they are extending their reach into the territorial waters of Benin. Pray for the Lord to give the government of Benin wisdom in dealing with this threat. Pray for the pirates to be confused and for their efforts to fail. Pray for the spirits of greed and bloodshed to be bound and rendered powerless. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of the pirates, bringing godly sorrow, a conviction of sin, and true repentance. Pray for an immediate end to all acts of piracy. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Benin in power, transforming multitudes of lives.
INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA- An investigation into government corruption in Indonesia revealed that two anti-corruption officials were part of the problem. The case is controversial because some believe the officials were targeted in order to keep them from further exposing other corrupt officials. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has vowed to clamp down on this problem and warned that more resignations and suspensions would be coming. Pray for the Lord to expose the all levels of the corruption and those who are attempting to cover up their illegal behavior. Pray for those guilty of cheating and lying to be swiftly found out and quickly brought to justice. Pray for President Yudhoyono to act with integrity and tenacity in cleaning up his government. Pray for the people of Indonesia to see the wages of sin and choose to turn away from it, embracing the free gift of Life found only in Jesus Christ.
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