Transforming The 10/40 Window Nations Through The Power of Prayer

WindowKids May 2013

Hymnie:† Hello, WindowKids!† Buckle your seatbelts!† We are jumping in our time machine and heading to the ancient nation of Jordan!

Many of the Bible stories that you may be familiar with happened in the ancient area of what we know today as Jordan.† Isn't it amazing to think that the stories we read in the Bible are more than just stories.† They are pieces of history, which happened to real people in actual places here in the Middle East.

You are going to enjoy this journey, Friends!† Grab your camera and take some pictures...let's go!


Vocabulary for Ancient Jordan

Amman- the present day capital of Jordan

Arabian Nabataeans -After driving out the Edomites around 400 B.C., the Nabataeans made Petra their capital and controlled the most important trade routes between the East and the West. They charged a tax to all caravans passing through their territory.† They became very wealthy, enabling them to build beautiful buildings in the solid rock of this area.

Moab-in ancient times, a mountainous strip of land, east of the Dead Sea; today this is part of Jordan

Promised Land- ancient Canaan; today it is the land of Israel



Prayer for Jordan:†
Let's pray for the WindowKids of Jordan†
through the month of May!
  • Pray for the government of Jordan to strongly combat terrorism.
  • Pray that hostile terrorists groups such as Al Qaeda and Hamas are caught and properly dealt with for their continued violence against innocent people (Mark 4:22).
  • Pray for the salvation of King Abdullah and the government leaders.
  • Pray for the peace of Jordan, in the important role it plays in the Middle East.
  • Pray that God would raise up strong leaders in the Jordanian Church.

Jesus, I pray blessings over Jordanian children.† I pray that You would help them to see beyond the lies of Islam and the influences that blind them from knowing Jesus Christ.† In Jesus' Name, Amen!




Jordan River-The nations of Jordan and Israel are separated by the Jordan River.† Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land by crossing the Jordan River, opposite of Jericho (The Bible, Joshua 3:14-17).† Shortly after that, the Lord buried Moses in an unknown place in that area.

Bethany across the Jordan-There are several Biblical references to this area, east of the Jordan River. While the exact locations of the following accounts are still being researched, many archaeologists are in agreement that Bethany across the Jordan is east of the Jordan River, in modern day Jordan.Note:† This area is not to be confused with the Bethany near Jerusalem, the home of Lazarus.† It has several names:† Bethabara, Beth-Abara, Bethania, Beth-Bara, to name a few.†

  1. Gideon defeats the Midianites and killed two of their leaders (The Bible, Judges 7:24-25).
  2. Jephthah the Gileadite defeated the Ephraimites (The Bible, Judges 12:4-6).
  3. John the Baptist baptized people in this area (The Bible, John 1:28).
  4. John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, baptized Jesus in the Jordan River (The Bible, John 1:29-34). †
  5. Jesus escapes to this area to avoid hostile Jews (The Bible, John 10:40).

Mount Nebo- Moses went to the top of Mount Nebo, opposite of Jericho, to look out onto the land which the Lord promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (The Bible, Deuteronomy 34:1-8).† Shortly after that, the Lord buried Moses in that area.† It was called "Moab" at the time, and today is the nation of Jordan.


Petra- The Biblical name for the city of Petra is "Sela."† Petra means "rock."† The original inhabitants of this incredible city were the Horites.† Eventually, it was Esau's descendants, the Edomites, who took over Sela. They lived here at the time when the Israelites crossed over the Jordan into the Promised Land.† The prophets Obadiah and Jeremiah mentioned the city of Sela as well. Because of its evil practices of human sacrifices, they prophesied this otherwise magnificent city would be destroyed (Obadiah 3-4, Jeremiah 49:16-18).†It was a very important city along the Arab trade routes. Today, it is a tourist attraction for many Christian Believers.





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