Continue to pray that God will draw believers closer to Himself through this time of war and destruction. Pray many Muslims and nominal Christians will come to know Christ on a personal basis. Pray God will equip the church in the region to respond properly to this situation.
"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt." (Leviticus 19:33-34)
BIBLES & CLOSED COUNTRIES
For over 30 years Vision Beyond Borders has been smuggling Bibles into countries closed to the Gospel. Please pray that more opportunities present themselves so we can continue to bring Bibles into these countries. Pray also that more countries will open to the truth. We pray for truckloads of Bibles to be taken across closed borders.
"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple." Psalm 19:7
WOMEN & TRAFFICKING
Millions of girls are currently caught in the bondages of sex-trafficking. Pray that God continues to use all of us to end this horrific violation of human dignity. Pray women will begin to see the truth of God's Word and desire Him above anything else. Pray for freedom from this slavery.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoner and recovery of sight for the blind to set the oppressed free..." Luke 4:18
We pray for the Gospel to be understood by children in our homes. Please pray God will use the home they have been put in to change their lives for His name sake. Pray for wisdom for the Children Home Directors and for the hearts of the staff to be Gospel-centered in teaching and in action.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Pray God continues to build His church throughout the world. Churches in closed countries often face challenges that we do not. Pray pastors will be bold as they share the Gospel and for wisdom to respond well in all situations. Pray for the Lord's guidance and direction as well as rest and encouragement.
"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58