Prayer Focus"Terrorism and radical world religions are driven by demonic forces. Therefore, we must deal with these spiritual issues in prayer."
- Beverly Pegues
GLOBAL TERRORISM: Terrorism can be defined as the unlawful use of force or violence against civilians (non-military persons). It is demonically inspired and has as its goal the destruction of human life - families, communities, and societies. Terrorism promotes chaos and panic.
PRAY against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness and spiritual hosts of wickedness, using fear to manipulate people, governments and nations. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:12)
PRAY for Jehovah Gibbor- the Lord mighty in battle- to arise and scatter His enemies. Pray for terrorist organizations to lose members, funding, and be soundly defeated. (The Bible, Exodus 15:3, Psalm 24:8; 68:1)
PRAY for the blinded eyes of terrorists to be opened to see the light of the Gospel. Pray for the salvation of key members of organizations like al-Qaeda, Hamas, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, I Timothy 2:1-4)
PRAY for the Lord to overturn the plans of terrorists, confounding them and putting them to shame. Ask the Lord to set them in slippery places, cast them down to destruction, and utterly consume them with terrors. Pray they will repent and give their lives to Christ. (The Bible, Psalm 83:17; 73:18-19)
PRAY for governments to take action against terrorism. Pray for partnerships and collaboration between nations, and for the Lord to give leaders wisdom and new strategies for fighting and defeating terrorism. (The Bible, Proverbs 20:26; 16:12)
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the Gospel that displays the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God." - The Bible, II Corinthians 4:4
WORLD RELIGIONS: Systems of belief that require the worship of false gods and idols. These are works-based and falsely teach that mankind can attain eternal life by way of good deeds. People also attempt to win the favor of demonic deities; such as, ancestors, territorial spirits, and gods of nature through various rituals.
PRAY for the Lord to draw those who have been blinded and deceived by false religions into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, John 6:44)
PRAY for the Lord to rescue Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists (and all who follow false gods and idols) from the dominion of darkness and bring them into the Kingdom of the Son of God. (The Bible, Colossians 1:13)
PRAY for the Gospel to be preached throughout the 10/40 Window and for followers of other religions to call on the name of Jesus Christ to be saved. (The Bible, Romans 10:13-15)
PRAY for the Lord to give Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and those who practice ethnic religions His Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him . Pray for their hearts to be flooded with light so these people will know the hope of God's calling on their lives. (The Bible, Ephesians 1:17-18)
PRAY for lost people who are precious to God to have their understanding enlightened. Pray that deception is removed and the people are no longer alienated from God. (The Bible, Ephesians 4:18)
"So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter." - The Bible, Isaiah 59:14
CORRUPTION: Guilty of dishonest practices, showing a willingness to break the law for personal gain.
PRAY for the Lord to make His salvation known and reveal His righteousness to the nations. Ask Him to drive out manipulation, deception, greed and the lust for power and money. (The Bible, Psalm 24:4- 5)
PRAY against evil spirits that tempt leaders to abuse power, engage in bribery, embezzlement, fraud, blackmail, and otherwise misappropriate funds for their own personal gain. (The Bible, John 10:10)
PRAY for the poor and oppressed who are in distress because of corrupt governments. (The Bible, Psalm 74:21)
PRAY for the Holy Spirit to convict the hearts of those in leadership in the 10/40 Window nations. Pray for Godly sorrow and repentance. (The Bible, II Corinthians 7:10)
PRAY for the Kingdom of God to come with such power that people groups, cities and entire nations will be transformed. (The Bible, I Corinthians 4:20)
"The face of the Lord is against them who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles." - The Bible, Psalms 34: 16-17
LAWLESSNESS: contrary to or without regard for the law, uncontrolled by a law, unruly, and unrestrained.
PRAY for God to release His warring angels to overthrow the spirit of lawlessness at work in the10/40 Window nations. (The Bible, Matthew 5:17-19)
PRAY for the restoration of order and peace in nations where chaos has been allowed to reign. (The Bible, Psalm 34:14)
PRAY for God to arise and defend those who have been victimized by anarchy and riotous violence. (The Bible, Psalm 72:13)
PRAY for the Prince of Peace to intervene, bringing His rule to regions that have been devastated by satan and his demons. (The Bible, Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 148:13)
PRAY that God's law will be made known throughout the earth, leading the lawless to Christ. (The Bible, Galatians 3:24)
PRAY for the Lord of Peace to make His peace known in the 10/40 Window in every way. (The Bible, II Thessalonians 3:16)
"They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death" -The Bible, Revelation 12:11
PERSECUTION: To terrorize, intimidate or subject to hostile or cruel treatment because of religion, race, or beliefs; to oppress.
PRAY for the Lord to be a refuge for those who are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to guard them with His angels. (The Bible, Psalm 91:9-11)
PRAY for Christians who are being persecuted to know the comfort of the Lord. Pray for the peace of God that surpasses understanding to guard their hearts and minds. (The Bible, II Corinthians 1:3-5; Philippians 4:6-7)
PRAY for Christians to forgive those who are oppressing them. Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of all who are in violent opposition to the Church. Pray for them to have an encounter with God like the Apostle Paul did on the road to Damascus. (The Bible, Matthew 5:44; Acts 9:1-9)
PRAY for governments to uphold the rights of Christians. Pray for the protection of leaders from extremists who desire to do them emotional and physical harm and cut off their livelihood. (The Bible, Psalm 140:1-2)
PRAY for the love displayed by those being persecuted to be a powerful witness in their communities and nations. (The Bible, I John 4:12)
"LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare the heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more." -The Bible, Psalm 10:17-18
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Illegally trading, selling or moving human beings for commercial purposes such as sexual exploitation and forced labor. Intimidation and threats of violence are often used to coerce and enslave victims.
PRAY for the victims of these crimes to be set free from oppression, abuse and exploitation. Pray for the Lord to heal them physically, emotionally and spiritually. (The Bible, Isaiah 61:1-2)
PRAY for the Lord to be a refuge to modern day slaves (who are mostly women and children), delivering them from the snare of the devil. (The Bible, Psalm 91:2-3)
PRAY for governments to fight human trafficking and cooperate with other nations to bring a halt to this illegal and destructive crime against humanity. (The Bible, Psalm 140:12; Proverbs 21:15)
PRAY for the salvation of the perpetrators of modern-day slavery. Ask the Holy Spirit to convict their hearts and bring them to repentance and a relationship with Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Acts 3:19)
PRAY for the Church to take a stand against slavery and human trafficking. Ask the Lord to give Christians His heart for those who are being exploited. Pray for the Lord to raise up anointed and effective ministries to deliver and restore those caught in this trap. (The Bible, Isaiah 58:6)
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