July 31, 2015
Fear should not be our reaction to the chaos and suffering in the Middle East and beyond due to ISIS; prayer should be. Christy Graham wrote some suggestions on how to pray that I will share here.
Pray for the Church in regions where ISIS is active:
* For spiritual awakening in the church
* For provision, strength and endurance where they are ministering to the overwhelming needs of refugees
* For a positive testimony of Christ to the people they serve
* For unity between Christians from different churches and denominations
* For Christians to strengthen one another in corporate prayer and worship
* For the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be visibly evident in the church
* That, rooted and grounded in love, they will love their enemies.
Pray for members of ISIS
* For Saul to Paul like encounters with Christ
* For ISIS members to have dreams and visions of Jesus that would lead them to question their choice to follow ISIS's ideology
* For ISIS members to discover the love and mercy of God
* For followers of Jesus to be given opportunities to give bold witness to ISIS members
* For ISIS members to see the testimony of Jesus through signs and wonders and deliverance from evil spirits
Pray for victims of ISIS
* For ministers of emotional/psychological healing to be sent to them
* For physical healing
* For children who have had deep losses...family members, friends, home...that provision would be made for them to heal and grow
* To find in Jesus Christ the power to forgive, and to find healing for their pain and loss
* For the fellowships of new believers to grow in numbers and in the knowledge of God, of His word, and His ways.