Friday, December 3, 2021
A great many Muslims are downtrodden and feel neglected and abandoned. They see no solution to their situation. Socially, they feel oppressed and demoralized and see no way out. Financially, they experience hunger and poverty while others around them bask in riches. Spiritually, and most importantly, they are poor and needy and to a large extent they do not know it!
Compassionate God, full of mercy and grace, give me a tender heart toward those who feel unloved, lonely and forsaken. They “look for light, but all is darkness, look for bright skies but walk in gloom” (Isaiah 59:9-10).
They sometimes feel like broken vessels that cannot hold anything or be of any use. Yet your Word tells us that you choose to put some of your invaluable treasures in such vessels! It tells us also that you choose to use such containers as vessels of honor. All this is beyond our ability to fathom. O what measureless grace!
Divine Savior, you know what it is to be despised and rejected. Arise, LORD! Stretch forth your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless (Psalm 10:12). Reveal Jesus Christ to them in his love, compassion, humility, and sacrifice. He is the only One who can bind up their broken hearts.
And as with you, Lord Jesus, anoint me to proclaim the Good News to the poor. Send me to the brokenhearted to announce freedom to the captives, to declare that the blind will see, the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and the time of the Lord’s favor has come—all by the power of the name of Jesus (Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:18-19).
May I be your hands extended today to touch someone and lift him or her up. In your mighty name I pray. Amen.
The poor and needy are seeking water, but find none. Their tongue is parched with thirst. I, God, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them… Our Lord upholds those who have fallen and lifts up those who are bowed down (Isaiah 41:17; Psalm 145:14, SAB).
Friday, November 26, 2021
As technology grows, so do ways to spread the Gospel into otherwise closed countries and homes.
Television by satellite and on the internet is a powerful tool to reach Muslims with the Good News. Whole families can be brought to the Kingdom as they sit in their own homes watching good Christian programs on television.
This is how Fatima a-Mutairi heard about Christ and how she read the gospels and gave her heart to Jesus. And all that in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, albeit secretly. Later her her brother killed her.
God our Father, you are the God of all creation and creativity. You have given man the ability to develop satellites and television. Give your Church a wide range of opportunities to present to Muslims the Gospel of our Lord and Master on satellite television. Give your people wisdom to create Christian programs for television broadcasting that will speak to the heart and soul of Muslims, capture their attention, and bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Protect speakers from offering a watered-down message for the sake of staying on the air.
We pray for engineers, technicians and other workers. May they turn their skills and talents over to you so that they produce programs anointed with power by the Holy Spirit.
For he is the living God and he endures forever… He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth (Daniel 6:26,27).