7 Days of Prayer: Sunday, 25 February 2024

By Justin Long

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Join us in beseeching (δέομαι) the Lord of the Harvest this week for…

1. We pray for the peace of Libya. A new agreement has been made to move the militias out of the capitol and centralize security under governmental authority. The conflict between the government and Haftar’s forces in the East, however, is not yet ended.

  • We pray that the agreement for peace in the capital will actually be implemented.
  • We pray for an end to the fighting and violence in Libya, and for a single government that will lead with justice.
  • We pray for workers to boldly seek the spread of the Gospel and the expansion of the Kingdom in Libya, and that God would supernaturally protect the seeds being planted.

2. We continue to pray for Sudan and in heartbreak lament for the widespread death, devastation, destruction, and despair spreading in that nation. Broadly, the state appears on the path to collapse and de facto partition. We pray:

  • for believers to work to bless the refugees, especially in the camps in Chad & South Sudan.
  • that the conflict would not spread into surrounding nations and destabilize them as well.
  • for a miraculous end to the violence, and the construction of a just government.
  • for an end to the support of the war by outside powers.
  • for the church to not forget the war, even though it is out of the headlines, and to intentionally seek ways to be a blessing to Sudanese.

3. We pray for the schoolchildren of northern Nigeria, who have suffered from the severe violence through the activities of Boko Haram, ISIS, and the pastoral-herder violence. This story of a school designed to provide support and education to those who have suffered trauma reminds us of how much still needs to be done to help these children.

  • We pray for believers who will develop ministries that help children to heal from the horrors and to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • We pray for the spread of the Gospel and the Kingdom in the Sahel, and an end to all the violence in that region.

4. We pray for the people who live in Waziristan, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This article describes some of the violent activities of Taliban groups raising trouble on the border. We pray that where Taliban can bring violence into Pakistan, somehow the Gospel will find ways to seep back into the Taliban groups and into Afghanistan.

5. While reading this story in Christianity Today about He Enzheng, a pioneer female missionary in Xinjiang in the 1940s, we remember the Uyghurs of the area. The goal of these early workers, following the vision of Back to Jerusalem, was to plant the seeds of the Gospel.

  • We pray for more Gospel efforts today among the Uyghurs–which is very difficult these days given the political situation.
  • We pray that the Gospel would find Uyghurs in exile as well.

6. We pray today for the Hazara, while reading this profile of radio work aimed at them. The Hazara are an oppressed minority in Afghanistan, found in harder-to-reach rural areas. We pray that Gospel efforts will seep into their areas, as well as to Hazara found in other countries.

7. We pray again for the church in North Korea, and for efforts to bring the Gospel into that closed countries. We can use this photo tour of the gateway between China and Russia to take a virtual “prayer walk” into this nation. At each gate, we pray Psalm 24:9, “Lift up your heads, oh yet gates, that the King of Glory may come in.” At each river, we pray, “May the glory of the Lord fill North Korea as the waters cover the seas.” At each monument, we pray Zechariah 13:2, “When that time comes, I will get rid of every idol in the country, and they will be forgotten forever.” For each highway, let’s pray Isaiah 35:8: “A highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the HIghway of Holiness.”

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Where do these prayer requests come from? This is a weekly guide to beseeching (δέομαι/deomai, Matthew 9) the Lord of the Harvest for the unreached peoples and places of the world. It is based on the events listed in my Weekly Roundup, as well as on information received from disciple-making movements and other sources around the world. If you’re interested in my Weekly Roundup (out each Friday), you can see a sample and sign up for it here.

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