Dear Global Prayer Partner,It may be that you have never had the opportunity to travel to other nations, but through intercessory prayer we unite to create a canopy of prayer for those who cannot or will not pray for themselves. Intercession is about real people who live in real places. I remember an old song that went something like this: Far away places with strange sounding names are calling me. I didn’t realize that God was preparing my heart to love people of all races and religions. I have added a few pictures to help you connect with the people and how they live. For more information and prayer challenges go to http://www.gmi.org/ow/. The following is from Operation World 21st Century Edition by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk.
Prayer Assignment for March 16-31, 200716: Cambodia (Asia) Pray that the Nation would open up to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Father, we pray that the Christians in Cambodia will walk in wisdom as they share the gospel. Draw the children unto Jesus with cords of love so they will know the love of God for all children everywhere.
(Novice Buddhist monk watching tourist, Angkor (Photographer: Bernard Napthine)
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17: Cameroon (Africa) Pray that the people of this land of rainforest, elephants and lazy beaches would come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ who gave His life for them. Lord of the Harvest we pray that you would call forth true Christians of integrity, committed and God-fearing Christian leaders. We pray that the body of Christ will come into unity and harmony, and experience greater evangelical cooperation to reach the lost.
Family compound in Rumsiki village, northern Cameroon (Photographer: Anthony Ham)
All images © Lonely Planet Images
18&19: Canada (North America) Father we pray that the Christian church will rise up again in the power and might of the Lord, that sin will be called sin; that leaders will teach by precepts and practice righteousness, sanctification and holiness. Energize the prayer movement with in Canada with power and might and add to their numbers. We release forgiveness and unity to this great nation, and pray for healing from past sins and transgressions against people groups there and for unity and harmony among your people; may they love one another with the love of the Lord our God.
20: Cape Verde Islands (Africa) Pray that the people who are known as Christians in name only will come into the full knowledge of Jesus Christ and His love for them. Prayers That Avail Much Volume I has been translated into Portuguese. Let’s believe together that we will find a way to get them into the hands of the people.
21: Cayman Islands (Latin America) I was blessed to be invited to teach a seminar on this beautiful Island – I’ve never seen water so clear. The people enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Obviously, there is much wealth, and I pray that it will be used for good causes. Lord, give the Island government leaders a heart to hold fast to Christian values. Holy Spirit, visit this Island with conviction and convince the people of sin, righteousness and judgment. We know that it is your will that all come to the knowledge of the Truth and be saved.
22: Chad (Africa) State Of Emergency
A state of emergency has been declared in the capital N’Djamena and the eastern parts of the country. The situation throughout the country is very unstable and expected to deteriorate. Please pray that the people of this land will receive Jesus and divine emotional and economic healing from one of the most painful histories in Africa, Chad is a nation with its foundations built on the precipice of conflict. A harsh climate, geographic remoteness, poor resource endowment and lack of infrastructure have combined to create a weak economy susceptible to political turmoil. Let pray that God will send His laborers into this Harvest Field.
23: Chile (Latin America) Michelle Bachelet, president, is a pediatrician, a socialist and a former minister of health and defense. It was reported that this president said: Because I was the victim of hate, I’ve consecrated my life to turning hate into understanding, tolerance, and why not say it — love. It is my prayer that she may have an intimate relationship with the Father-God through His Son, Jesus.
24-31: China (Asia) Pray that present openness in the midst of opposition may be used to the full. For the conversion of those within the Communist party. For a fairer and freer society to emerge. For a government courageous and trusted enough to take the difficult decisions required for the long-term well-being of the nation. There are so many different areas where prayer is needed. I encourage you to go to Operation World website for additional prayer needs.
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
Loving in Jesus’ Name,