Today we pray for…
Attendees: Amy A., Jimmie Lynn, and Shirley
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” Luke 18:29–30
There is no doubt that loss, pain, and worry (even guilt) accompanies leaving loved ones behind for the sake of following His call on one’s life. Lord, Counselor, would You please give great discernment of how best to care for aging parents long-distance. We ask for peace, love, understanding, appreciation, and clear communication among siblings—along with provision for the various stages of transition as the needs become more complicated. Grant wisdom and provision (along with timing) for “emergency” visits. If parents do not know Jesus as their Savior, would You bring them into intimate relationship with You before they die? Father, comfort all hearts involved, and bless families with significant connections when face-to-face, as well as long distance.
We praise You, Lord, for the growth of the church in Indonesia over the past 40 years. Thank You that the harsh extremism of Islamists has repelled many moderate Muslims. We are grateful that when the government mandated each citizen adhere to one of the five recognized religions, it encouraged many animists to consider the claims of the gospel. Lord, we thank You that the lives of committed Christians, prayer, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit have brought about fruit. We pray against ancient and powerful occult powers in the country and ask for continued growth of Your Church. We also pray against the Islamization of Indonesia that has claimed the lives of many believers and seen hundreds of churches destroyed. Father, please continue to raise up godly leadership and provide effective teaching. Protect Your Church.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.