Friday, February 17, 2017
After the death of Muhammad, the rulers of the Muslim nation were called califs. So, a caliphate is where a calif rules as a religious, political and military head of the Muslim nation. After many centuries of great expansion of Islam around the world, the caliphate was abolished in the early 20th century.
The recent rise in fundamentalist Islamic movements to reestablish the caliphate worldwide will prove to be very dangerous. The purpose of the caliphate is to force all people on earth to convert to Islam and apply the Islamic law universally!
We know that Islam does not offer a solution for sin and misery. So Jesus is calling on his followers to share the Good News of pardon and reconciliation through the cross with Muslims. Christ is the only way to have forgiveness, freedom, joy and eternal life.
Lord God, you have given us the responsibility to pray and intercede on behalf of people who need Jesus. You have made us watchmen on the walls who will not be silent day or night (Isaiah 62:6-7). We call on you and bring to you Muslims from all walks of life.
I pray for those who use violence and killing to achieve their goals. In the mighty name of Jesus, I ask you to overthrow the spirit of hatred, violence and murder. Cleanse their minds from cruelty and bloodlust. Help them repent, mend their ways and live holy lives for Christ.
I pray for those who have become disillusioned with Islam because of the rampant bloodshed under the banner of religion. May they become serious seekers of the truth and accept Jesus who is “the Way and the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6).
Thwart the plans of the enemy against your Church. We know the gates of hell will not prevail against her (Matthew 16:18).
In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Your future will be great indeed (Job 8:7, SAB).