Dear Intercessor,Yesterday when I stepped outside the scent of rain was in the air. Hallelujah! After temperatures soaring into triple digits here in Georgia (USA) we are so very thankful that the rains did come. We are looking forward to more rain showers over the next seven days, and before long the weather will be cooler.
Thank you for your commitment to pray for the nations. For more detail on each nation visit http://www.24-7prayer.com/ow/index.php
September 1-15 2007
1 Nigeria (Africa)
Pray for peace, reconciliation and healing between people from the north and south of Nigeria. Pray that the introduction of the Islamic shari’a law would not present a threat to the future unity of the nation.
2 Nigeria (Africa)
The age-gap between older and younger Christian leaders is large, and many show unwillingness to train-up and disciple young people into leadership. Pray that God would raise up leaders who have a humble spirit and a desire to mentor others.
3 Norway (Europe)
Norway has a deep spiritual heritage of seeing God move and passionate prayer. Pray that passion for prayer and intimacy with God will increase.
4 Oman (Asia)
Nearly all Christians in Oman are from other countries. In particular there are active churches that are seeing more and more Asians being saved. Pray the Christians in Oman would be witness to Jesus love and life in all they do.
5 Pakistan (Asia)
Persecution and intimidation try to keep Christians living in fear. Pray that they would stand firm in the authority of Jesus and have the courage to share their faith despite the troubles they face.
6 Pakistan (Asia)
Christians from a Muslim background face possible execution under the shari’a law. Most are too frightened to openly follow Jesus because they would risk their life or rejection from their families. There are could be thousands following Jesus in secret.
7 Pakistan (Asia)
Pray for an end to the conflict with India and for peace for the people living in the Kashmir region.
8 Pakistan (Asia)
Pray that the rise of Islamic militant extremism across the Muslim world would not take route in Pakistan and that the government continue to resist terrorist movements.
9 Palestine (Asia)
Pray not only for the peace of the land, but that Jewish Israeli and Palestinian Arab may meet the Prince of Peace, through whom alone any meaningful reconciliation can come. +
Panama (Latin America)
Young people are disillusioned by traditional churches and gang culture and drug taking are increasing. Pray that Christians would have a passion to see this generation saved and living for God.
10 Papua New Guinea (Pacific)
Finding unity and peace across so many different people groups (over a thousand different tribal groups speaking 816 languages) is a real challenge. Tribal fighting and killings are not uncommon, especially in the mountain areas.
11 Papua New Guinea (Pacific)
96% of the population claim to be Christian, but without a real living relationship with Jesus people’s lives aren’t changed and they will drift away from God. Pray that Christians would be able to disciple others to follow God and really give their lives to Him each day.
12 Paraguay (Latin America)
Most Paraguyan Protestants are in immigrant European or Korean communities and live isolated from the majority of the population. Pray that these Christians would develop a vision to reach out to the Spanish/Guaranis.
13 Peru (Latin America)
The war has left hundreds of widows and thousands of children orphaned. Pray that they will have a revelation of the Father-God’s love.
14 Peru (Latin America)
Among the tribal Quecha people the church is growing because is truly indigenous – their cultural identity is expressed in their worship and Christian community. Pray that as more read the Bible in their own language they would understand the love and grace of God for them.
15 Philippines (Asia)
There are Christians in key positions of leadership in the Philippine government. Pray that they would pursue justice and stand against the greed and corruption.Do not grow weary in well-doing for in due season you shall surely reap!
Loving in Jesus’ Name,