Lord, Your Word promises that when our ways are pleasing to You, even our enemies will live at peace with us. Your Word also commands us to live at peace with others, as far as it is possible. You say that those who make peace will be blessed with bearing the title of Your children. Lord, there is much unrest in the world today, more than even we know. I pray for the Bengali Christians today, that You would make peace abound on all sides and that You would remove the tensions between the Christians and those of other religions. You say that faith is a gift from You, that none seek after You, that we are incapable of declaring Your lordship without the inspiration of Your Spirit. So I pray that You would impart the gift of Your Spirit to the lost of Bangladesh, that their hearts might be turned to seek after You, that they may declare as Peter did, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” I pray that You soften their hearts towards You, that their hearts would also be softened towards Your people, and that the believers’ good works would so shine before their neighbors and their persecutors that men would desire to possess that light–Your light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
VOM Prayer Calendar: January 29, 2013