Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
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Father, please bring reconciliation and unity in Bosnia. Grant wisdom to the country's leaders to develop a viable long-term government. Bring about fair solutions to all the problems caused by the war.
Send forth workers into this harvest field with the hope of the Gospel. And bring that hope to the various factions in the country, especially to the many living in poverty. Root out any corruption in government and raise up servant leaders who know you and who can lead the country into the future.
Reconcile the people of this divided country to yourself and to each other, Father.
In Jesus' name,
Father, I lift up to you tonight the Guangxi province of China. Please protect the believers in the Han-majority house churches in this province and grant them vision for reaching into the many unreached places and groups. Raise your hand against the drug and human trafficking in the area and replace them with positive social and economic growth and opportunities.
I also pray for the Guizhou province. Thank you for the growth of the Gospel in this province and for the groups that now have vibrant, witnessing churches among them. Thank you for the spread of your word, and for bringing fruit from the Gospel as it has gone forth. Please continue to break down the barriers in this area, especially for the unreached Miao and Yao peoples. Raise up still more workers to take the Gospel to them, speak to them through Christian radio and media, and may your Spirit draw many of them to yourself.
In both of these provinces, Lord God, may your kingdom come and may your will be done. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Father, please continue to watch over the church in Hainan province, China. Thank you for opening this island through tourism to the spread of the Gospel. Please break down any barriers to the evangelization of this province and spread your word throughout the island. Break down also any causes of disunity in your church in Hainan province; send forth your Spirit to unite the church with the goal of reaching the unreached on the island.
Continue to strengthen the persecuted church in Hebei province, Lord. Thank you for growing deep faith and for expanding both the numbers and influence of the church despite the hardships. Please open doors for believers to share their faith and give your church both grace and courage to share the truth in love. Please also bring about positive relationships between the state church organizations and the unregistered churches - relationships that will honor you by bringing more unity to the believers.
Father, thank you for opening the doors to the unreached peoples in the interior of Gabon. Thank you for raising up missionaries to take the Gospel to these regions, and for the responsiveness of groups like the Baka. Please reap a rich harvest for the Kingdom among the Baka and other least-reached groups in Gabon.
Please cleanse your church in Gabon of all evil and syncretistic influences. Shine the light of your truth on the dark places still pervasive in Gabon, and dispel the dependence on drugs, medicine men, witchcraft, and the like. Raise up leaders for your church who will "break down the high places" of false worship and idolatry and whom you will use to prepare for yourself a spotless and pure Bride.
Lord God, thank you for continuing to open doors for the Gospel in the country of Georgia. Thank you for the large-scale changes in laws and social climate and the individual-scale changes in people's hearts. Thank you for the growth of your Church in Georgia.
Please use your Church to reach out to the people who have been displaced through ethnic conflicts. Raise an awareness of their needs and extend your love and grace through your people. As you do that, Father, open the hearts of these struggling families to the truth of the gospel and claim them for your own.
Father, thank you for both the tradition of Christianity and the rise of new churches in Ghana - particularly for the increase in indigenous churches. Thank you for the freedom for the Gospel to spread.
Please cleanse your church in Ghana from any influences that distort the truth of the Gospel. Free those who are still clinging to traditional religions, fetishism, and similar practices. Bring the kind of revival that will draw people to only you. Raise up leaders for your church who will move the church in a direction of purity of both doctrine and practice and who will continue the spread of the Gospel in Ghana.
Father, thank you for the increasing growth of the church in Iran. Thank you for the believers who risk their lives to follow you and to name the name of Jesus. Thank you for the ways in which you are revealing yourself to them. Please continue to encourage, protect, and grow them in their walks with you.
Lord, please use the economic and political climate in Iran to open the hearts and minds of many more Muslims to the Gospel. Raise up leadership for this country with a vision to help the poor. Raise your hand against the drug dealers and the prostitution rings; change the hearts of those involved and open them to your work in their lives.
Father, please shine the light of your word into the darkness of Islam in Iran. Defeat the efforts of those who would use terrorism to further their agendas. Bring the hope of the Gospel to those desperately in need of Truth to believe in. Multiply your church in Iran, Lord, for the sake of your glory. Amen.
Father, please intervene in Antigua and Barbuda to reverse the trend away from you. Give the government both wisdom and courage to break down the structures of sin in the areas of money laundering, drugs, violence, and gambling. Raise up your church as a light to these islands.
Lord God, please raise up indigenous pastors for yiur Church in Austria. Provide the training they need in knowledge of your Word, in personal holiness, and in vision for the lost.
Please raise up more workers for thus harvest field as well, Father. Hasten the day when every people group in Austria has a vibrant, witnessing church.
Please,pray for Christians in prison in North Korea and Iran. Pray for their well being, that their faith will continue to be strong. That they will feel god's presence. ---Doeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeris B.
Father, please strengthen your church in Spain. Purify your church of styles and practices that don't relate well to the Spanish culture. Bring unity between Catholics and Evangelicals - please break down the walls of and discrimination. Focus your church not on the issues that divide, but rather on the mission that should unite all your people - the reaching of every people with the Gospel.
Lord God, please reverse the trend away from you in this country. Strengthen the seminaries and Bible schools as they raise up leaders for the church. Raise up godly men and women to lead your people.
May your name be honored in Spain, Father, as your people live out your love and grace among their neighbors and those who are far from you.
Father, thank you for the doors you have opened for the Gospel in Sudan and for the churches that have been planted. Thank you for raising up your church to respond to the great needs in Sudan and for the lives that have been changed through the relief work and preaching of the Gospel. Please continue to open these doors and watch over believers, especially in the North.
Lord, please hear the cries of the slaves in Sudan. Look down on their misery and bring relief. Proclaim freedom from them, Lord, and tear down the institutions that are perpetuating their slavery. Raise your hand against the militias and others who are capturing and enslaving people. Break down the hold of Shari'a law in the North and reverse the enslavement - both physical and spiritual - that it is causing.