Friday, June 5, 2015

This week we pray for Muslims to receive

DREAMS AND VISIONS FROM GOD

God sometimes speaks to us in dreams and visions. In the Bible we read about people who received direction, warning, blessing and encouragement through dreams and visions. Jacob, Pharaoh, Solomon, Daniel, Joseph the Carpenter, the Wise Men, and Pilate’s wife are among many who were given dreams and visions to comfort, encourage, protect and guide them. The Lord says, “I reveal myself… in visions, I speak… in dreams” (Numbers 12:6, NIV). A vision or a dream that comes truly from the Lord and is intended for guidance must be in accordance with God’s Word. There should be no contradiction.

Muslims often take dreams very seriously. A sizable percentage of those who come to Christ from Islam do so after having a dream or a vision of or about Jesus.

PRAYER

O Ancient of Days, sitting upon the throne, you are unsurpassed in majesty, glory and holiness. Yet you stoop down to touch us, to guide and comfort us.

We bless you for helping your Church spread the Good News and for coming to Muslims in visions and dreams. I pray that you will reveal Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to many Muslims and their leaders. Show them mercy and bless them. Make your face shine with favor upon them. When they are asleep, let their hearts be awake to receive a glimpse of the Lamb that was slain and a word from him. Grant them spiritual encounters with Jesus, the Christ, the Savior. Send them believers who will lead them by the hand into your Kingdom.

I pray that they will put their faith in Christ and be saved by his atoning power. May they be impacted by visions and dreams to change their lives and follow the Shepherd of their souls.

May what they experience with Jesus while they are asleep continue when they are awake and grow into a holy walk with him (Job 33:15-18).

Help them delight in your Word, build their new life in Christ upon it, and meditate on it day and night.

PROMISE

I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me (Isaiah 65:1, NIV).

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