Friday, March 16, 2018
The Bible tells us clearly that the greatest blessing God intends for people is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, believe in him and follow him. The presence of mosques in many communities around the world is a reality today. A mosque is a Muslim place of worship. Are we open to ask the Lord to pour out his ultimate blessing on the individuals who worship in those mosques?
That means we ask God to bring people who pray in mosques to put their faith in Jesus Christ: yes, those who do the call to prayer, who lead the prayers, who preach, who serve as janitors and guards, and all who go there to pray. Is that possible? For Almighty God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
O Lord, our God, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have incredible things in store for us—great things have we have never dreamed of. I believe that you, Lord, will help some of us to preach in mosques in Muslim capitals: in Mecca (Saudi Arabia), in Cairo (Egypt), in Najaf (Iraq), in Kum (Iran), in Fes (Morocco), in Islamabad (Pakistan), and on and on.
Though you do not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 7:48), we pray that you will manifest your divine power and majesty to the children of Ishmael in such buildings. May tens of thousands of mosques become solemn places for the worship of Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords. May all who worship there sense your presence among them and realize that their mosque has become truly the house of God. May they say, “Surely, the Lord is in this place…. Surely, this is the house of God” (Genesis 28:16-17).
I pray because I believe you are able to cause rivers to flow in “barren lands, and springs in valleys.” You can turn the “desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs” (Isaiah 41:18). I thank you for answering my prayers. Amen.
The Lord saw the bitter suffering of the children of Israel… there was no one to help them. And it was not in his purpose to blot [their name] out… so he saved them… (2 Kings 14: 26-27, SAB).