Category Archives: 2018

Prayer for Iran 3rd September 2018

Prayer for Iran: Monday 3rd September 2018

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Today’s Bible reading: 1 Peter 5:10 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Iran

Iran has sentenced four Christians to imprisonment to a total of 45 years in prison for “membership of a group with the purpose of disrupting national security”. That “group” is a small house church.

Iran’s mullah-led Islamic regime has sentenced four Christians to harsh prison terms for practising their faith. Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz and his wife Shamiram Issavi, who are ethnic Assyrian Christians, and Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, who are Christian converts from Islam, were sentenced to a combined total of 45 years in prison, reported CBN News. The charges were conducting illegal church activities and spreading propaganda that threaten national security. ”
These Christians were arrested solely for practising their Christian faith, including attending Christmas gatherings and organising house churches,” Mike Ansari of the group Heart4Iran told CBN News. Bet-Tamraz was arrested in 2014 when plain-clothed security forces raided his home during a Christmas party. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2017 by an Iranian Revolutionary Court along with Asgari for “forming a group,” meaning their church activity, “composed of more than two people with the purpose of disrupting national security.” The court also sentenced Naderi to five years in prison for allegedly insulting Islam.  (world Net Daily)

Heavenly Father, we lift up these four faithful followers of Your son, Jesus, to You in prayer. We ask that you will bless greatly these four who are persecuted for their faith.
We also pray for the country of Iran.
We pray that freedom of religion will be established in that land as the present government are replaced by moderate people who care about the human rights of their countrymen and women.
Father, we pray that You will act to shorten their time in prison and that You will act to shorten the tenure of this government, as they persecute Christians imprisoning anyone that they fear might threaten their hold on power in that land.
Father we pray that in prison, their witness will be a light in the darkness, uphold them and keep them as only You know how, oh Lord our God, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer diary Thursday 15th March 2018

Prayer diary: Thursday 15th March 2018

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Today’s Bible reading: Isaih 55 vv 6-9
Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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Our churches

We pray for all Christian churches in our country, of any or no denomination.

Heavenly Father,  we lift up to You Your churches in this country as they seek to do Your will. We pray for the leaders, whether they are called bishops, ministers, vicars , deacons or elders and that they will be prayer led, spirit filled men and women, on fire for You, Lord.
We pray that the truths of the gospel will be preached without fear or compromise and that congregations will grow spiritually and build one another up in the faith.
We thank You for our Christian country and for all that implies, Lord. We lift up the name of Jesus Christ as we know from Your Word that He is the only way to You, and Salvation.
We pray that You will appoint sound teachers of the Word in churches, that Your whole Word goes out week by week for us to learn Your ways, Your love and Your plans for our lives in Christ, through whom we pray, Amen.

U.K.

When Jesus said “No one is good except God” (Mark 10:18) he was completely serious. Mankind is not good and the Bible describes our best offerings as filthy rags in God’s eyes. Does that mean we should be discouraged? No, because the apostle Paul said that “I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me”.
The recent events in Salisbury are just a symptom of the evil that pervades mankind. Every one of us needs to come to Christ for forgiveness, to repent and be saved. We confess our sins and God is faithful in restoring us, as he sees the perfection of Christ within us, giving us eternal life.
Let’s pray that God’s ways and purposes are being fulfilled in current days events, which may make little sense to us as they are veiled in secrecy.

Heavenly Father, We thank You and praise You for Your creation, for the gift of each of our own lives on Earth. We give You all the worship and honour that Your Holy name deserves and we thank You for your steadfastness and faithfulness. We acknowledge that Your ways are not ours and sometimes we try to figure out Your purposes, when it is quite futile. Lord, we have faith in You and Your plan that was put into place before creation, and that Your Will shall  be done.
Lord, inspire us to tell others of Your goodness and of the salvation available by Your Grace, through Jesus’  sacrifice in our place for our sins. Prepare the hearts and minds of people who we meet as we go about our daily lives. May we never miss an opportunity to proclaim the Good News of Jesus’ love for us, that others may know the Grace, and Goodness of God in their lives, as they also run the race towards the goal.
Father we ask it all in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Prayer diary Friday 16th February 2018

Prayer diary: Friday 16th February 2018

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Today’s Bible reading: James 1: 16-21
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

Firstly, apologies for the recent lack of entries in the prayer diary.  We have had some disruption at “prayersharers HQ” as (Praise the Lord) we’ve had our kitchen gutted and fitted out!

Aid agencies

The recent revelations about the behaviour of a small minority of Oxfam staff has been damaging to all NGOs and aid agencies.
The notion of giving aid in return for sex is sickening and needs to be eradicated from aid agencies, many of which have Christian roots and would hope to always display moral ethics.
We pray for them.

Heavenly Father,  we thank You for the immense amount of good work done in the Name of Jesus all around the world and over the decades, even centuries.
We pray for the aid agencies, many are based upon the Word of God, others we know are more secular and humanitarian. We pray that their staff will be well chosen people who will act properly and morally.
We pray that the many charities dealing with hunger will do so in Your Name, that others will know not just of humanitarian aid, but of the salvation and eternal life that comes from knowing Christ as our Saviour.
We ask it all in the name of our Lord Jesus, 
Amen.

U.S.A.

After yet another mass shooting, this time at a school in Florida, we pray that America will return to God and be a great nation, where the Name of Jesus Christ and the Word of God is important in their lives.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the great nation of America, which has given birth to many Christian evangelists over the years. We thank you for Billy Graham and for the late J Vernon McGee who we still listen to today.
Father we know that on each dollar bill it says “In God we trust”, and we pray that will become the truth for America, once again.
We pray against the trust that people have in materialism, in alcohol, in drugs, in possessing weapons and pray that they will discover the spiritual armour of Christ and put it on daily in their lives.
Father we pray for the friends and families of those killed and injured in this latest attack. May they know Your comfort and Your peace as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened. Father, have Your way amongst us, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Israel

According to Israel, last Saturday (Feb 10th) they destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which had been launched by Iranians operating from an air base in Syria. Israel then launched aircraft of their own to attack the command and control vehicle operating the drone. Two pilots were injured after their F16 was downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire. This is a new provocation by Iran against Israel. Iran have vowed to destroy Israel which they commonly refer to as the “Zionist entity”. 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Israel and for all of the blessings that it brings to the World, particularly in medicine and in technology. We pray for the safety of the country You chose for Your Son to be incarnated upon the Earth.
One again we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. We acknowledge that Jerusalem is a City set apart like no other and the place where Jesus will return in Glory.
Father may Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.