Friday, August 4, 2017
Missionaries to Muslims pay a high price. They face many hardships: differences in culture, customs, language, and so forth, as well as attacks from the powers that hold sway over the Islamic system.
The harvest field in Muslim countries has drawn few workers. For believers who are considering missionary work, Islam appears puzzling, and Muslims seem unresponsive. Sometimes Christians are not willing to support missionaries to Muslim peoples because of preconceived ideas. Lately, however, these attitudes have been changing. The Church is becoming more sensitive to the need of Muslims to hear the Gospel, and more Christians are responding to God’s call to evangelize Muslims.
Glorious God our Father, you exemplified missions to us: you sent your Son from heaven and came to our earth to redeem and save us. Our hearts are full of gratitude.
I pray for the missionaries who have left families, security, and comforts of life to go serve among Muslims. Lord God, you are their reward. Fill their lives with your presence, and show them your glory. Empower them with the Holy Spirit. May they speak with boldness and wisdom to proclaim the relevant, eternal message of the Gospel.
Grant them a productive and fruitful ministry. May they lead many Muslims to Christ and plant the Church triumphant in countless communities. Make them valiant as they proclaim the truth. O God, stop Satan from inflicting disease, discord, and disunity among your servants. In prayer, I come against satanic attacks on missionaries to Muslims in interpersonal relationships, morals, finances, family, health, and children. May they not become weary in the work they are doing for you (Galatians 6:9).
Glory, majesty, honor and power belong to you. Amen.
Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city (Acts 18:9-10, NIV).