Dear Global Prayer Partner, Even though Easter has pagan roots, we have chosen to turn it into a day of rejoicing. For the Church Easter is about the resurrection of our risen Lord. Rejoice! And again I say, Rejoice! Jesus is alive! He is the Way to God the Father. The purpose of the Cross was to redeem mankind out of every tribe and nation, and restore them to right relationship with the Heavenly Father. As believers we have access to the Throne of Grace; there we obtain mercy and grace to help us and others. In that place before the Father we can ask for the nations (Psalm 2:8).For more information on the following continents, nations and tribes go to http://www.gmi.org/ow/. The following is from Operation World 21st Century Edition by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk.
Prayer Assignments for April 1-30, 2007
1-9 China (Asia) Pray for the people of China with its many regions and provinces. Each day you may read about the prayer needs of these areas at http://www.gmi.org/ow/.
10-11 Colombia (Latin America) Bruce Olson and the Motilone believers are the key to fulfilling the Great Commission in this area of the world. Jesus Christ has commanded us to go and “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20). We have an exciting opportunity to reach half a million people who have become miraculously open to the gospel in the past three years. (Missions Report: Bruce Olson’s and Colombia’s Motilone Indians by Jay Rogers 10/92)
You will be blessed by reading Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle by Bruce Olson and James L. Lund
12 Comoro Islands and Mayotte (Africa) they have a colorful history of sultans and soothsayers, plantation owners and eloping princesses. Open Christian witness is forbidden, so intercede for the opening of this land for God’s Word.
Boy sitting in front of mosque in Moroni, capital of Comoros Islands (Photographer: Christine Osborne)
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13-15 Congo and Congo-DRC (Africa) Pray for revival and restoration of the Church, for God-fearing people to be appointed to positions of national leadership.
16 Cook Islands (Pacific) It is reported that years of missionary zeal haven’t dimmed the magical power of this place. Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict and convince of sin, righteousness and judgment, and that the Lord of Harvest will send forth laborers into this land.
17 Costa Rica (Latin America) Pray for revival, and an outpouring of the Spirit of God so that love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that Christian believers may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God (Philippians 1:9-11).
18 Côte d’Ivoire (Africa) Pray that Christian denominations may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that the Father sent Jesus and has loved them even as the Father loved Him (John 17:23). Islam is prevalent in this country. We decree that God will be exalted in this nation! He will be exalted in the earth!
19 Croatia (Europe) Pray that the light of the Gospel will be unveiled to those who are perishing, and shine in hearts to give them the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.. In the name of Jesus break all satanic bondages and cultural blindness that prevent people from repentance and personal faith in Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:3-6)
20 Cuba (Latin America) The persecution of Christians has been severe. Pray for continued courage and fortitude for believers, and for complete religious freedom. Lord, observe the threats of the enemy and grant to Your bond servants [full freedom] to declare Your message fearlessly, while You stretch out Your hand to cure and to perform signs and wonders through the authority and by the power of the name of Your holy Child and Servant Jesus (Acts 4:29-30).
21 Cyprus (Europe)
In Cyprus, reminders of the island’s contested political status are never far (Photographer: Paul Hellander)
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Pray that the barriers of history, theology, prejudice and fear may be removed, for all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth (I Timothy 2:4).
22 Czech Republic (Europe) Pray for God’ Spirit to sweep through the Catholic Church and awaken these millions to the living reality of Christ. May they want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.(Philippians 3:10).
23 Denmark (Europe) Denmark needs a fresh visitation from God. Pray that the people will repent (change their minds and purposes); turn around and return [to God], that their sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord; have a fresh visitation from God (Acts 3:19).
24 Djibouti (Africa) Pray for the long-awaited spiritual breakthroughs; every advance has been strongly contested by the enemy of souls. The Islamist voice gets louder as the economic situation declines. Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world! All things are possible with God, and to him who believes!
25 Dominica & Dominican Republic (Latin America) Pray that they will be God-fearing, learning [in their experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [may their lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]; pray they will take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let their lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reproveand convict the unsaved (Ephesians 5:10-11).
26 Ecuador (Latin America) Pray that God-called intercessors will awaken and make requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that the people may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:1-4).
27-29 Egypt (Africa) Pray that Christians will withstand satan; remain firm in faith [against his onset-rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined] (1 Peter 5:9); pray for the divine protection of Muslim-background believers (Psalm 91), and the ending of discriminatory laws and the exclusion of Christians from government posts and positions of influence.
30 El Salvador (Latin America) Pray that the Christians of this nation will live as becomes them] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because they love one another. May they be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace (Ephesians 4:2-3).
My prayer for you: You are strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I pray that you will not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season you shall reap, if you do not loosen and relax your courage and faint (Galatians 6:11). Our God is an awesome God!
I would love to hear from you.
Your Prayer Partner