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).