God Our Defender

Friday, February 24, 2023

Moses married an African woman. His family was not happy, possibly because of racism. They spoke against him. But God came down to defend him (read the story in Numbers 12).

When you are in situations where people talk and plot against you, trust God because he is your defender. Whether they ridicule and mistreat you because of being a follower of Christ, because of your ethnic background, or for anything else, your Father in heaven sees and hears.

God is able to give you the wisdom, patience, and endurance to wait for him to vindicate you.


Great God, Eternal Father, maker of all men and women, I come to you as a sinner saved by grace. Thank you. I approach your holy presence in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.

The people who inflict pain on me are not my enemies. My real enemy is Satan. Bring his plans to naught. I claim victory over him through the power of the blood of Jesus who is my advocate in heaven.

Put on your armor Lord God; take up your shield, and prepare for battle. Come to my aid and wrap your arms around me to protect me and give me victory (Psalms 35:2-3; 84:11).

As for people who allow themselves to be used against your plans for my life, help me to love them, forgive them, and be compassionate toward them. May the light of Christ shine in their hearts and transform them into vessels of honor, holy for the service of the Master.

I pray that the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in my life and bring glory and honor to your name. Amen.


Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places (Deuteronomy 33:29, NIV).

Divine Revelation

About the Intentions of New Seekers

Friday, February 17, 2023

We were right in the middle of a “behind-closed-doors” worship meeting when someone rang our doorbell. I raised a fast prayer to heaven and opened the door to find a stranger named Mouldi. He claimed he had come to faith in Jesus in Europe. I asked the Lord to reveal to me if he was telling the truth or if he was secret police masquerading as a Christian!

The Holy Spirit reassured me, and I led Mouldi to our meeting room. When we entered, everyone stopped singing. They were troubled to see a stranger come into our meeting. But when Mouldi told us his story, everyone started to relax. Later, he became a leader in the church and was a great help in missions work.

We always need the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the real intentions of a Muslim who says he or she has accepted Jesus Christ. This is very important, especially for those who serve in societies where the authorities hunt down people working to spread the Gospel.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.[1] I magnify and exalt you because you are God. You know how weak we are. You gave us your Holy Spirit to empower us and guide us. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning (Daniel 2: 21). Thank you.

May we never turn away a person who is genuinely seeking you. We know that there are some who are not sincere yet try to join themselves to your church (Daniel 11: 34). That is why we pray that you will help all your servants who work in areas where authorities ban the Gospel.

We need revelation and guidance from your Spirit as we face decisions that will make the difference in people’s lives. Help us to be sensitive, listen to and follow your promptings. You reveal deep and hidden things (Daniel 2:22); reveal them to us in time of need. You know what inhabits the darkness, and light dwells in you. Shine your light in our heart and conscience. Amen.


There is in heaven a God who reveals secrets (Daniel 2:28, REB).


[1] It means may your name be revered as holy.

Believers in Exile

Friday, February 10, 2023

The young convert’s business partner saw him reading the Bible and informed the authorities. When they found out he was a follower of Jesus, they told his family who decided at once to make plans to kill him. So, he lost no time and escaped to another country.

Many Muslims who come to faith in Christ must leave their homes. Some of them are disinherited and physically and emotionally abused. Others are massacred. To avoid such harsh penalties, many escape to another city or country. By and large, only a few manage to stay in their hometown and continue to live for Jesus.

This week we focus our prayer for those who have left their families and societies to seek refuge in many places around the world.


Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20), we praise you that many Muslims are coming to you by faith. We pray for these brothers and sisters who have left homes, families, jobs, and cultures because of their faith in you.

I pray that you will fill them with your presence. Let them realize that your eyes are upon them to protect and bless them. Lord God, use them in their new environment as effective messengers of the Gospel. When they find themselves in different cultures, in the midst of unfamiliar surroundings and foreign languages, fill their hearts with your peace, love, and joy.

Put your Word in their mouths. Manifest the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Use them in a powerful way like you have used others who have faced similar situations (Acts 8:1, 4; 11:19).

In Jesus’ name, amen.


I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you (Genesis 28:15, NIV).

Believers in Christ

Who Travel to Muslim Lands

Friday, February 3, 2023

Christians from many countries are traveling all over the world. And a good number of them go to Muslim countries. When the Holy Spirit fills us with divine zeal for the lost, what a mighty force we can be to witness for our Lord and Savior!

If we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the courage to open our mouth, we will be surprised at how God guides us to needy people and uses our words to minister to them.


Lord God, I bring to you countless Christians who are faithful to the Savior and are traveling in Muslim lands. Give them courage. Anoint them with the Holy Spirit. Help them start a conversation, offer a commendation, or extend a helping hand to people they meet. May they touch others with the compassion of Christ to give hope and joy. Help them minister salvation from sin, light in the darkness, peace in turbulent life, and victory in the place of defeat.

I am not asking that all Christians become ministers, but that all Christians will have the courage to lead people to Jesus.

Help us all to live under the banner of the Redeemer lives that are described as more than conquerors.

Thank you. Amen.


You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you (Jeremiah 1:7-8, NIV).