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VOM Prayer Calendar: May 22, 2013

Photo of Voice of the Martyrs' 2013 Prayer Calendar

Photo of Voice of the Martyrs’ 2013 Prayer Calendar

 

Dear Father, I don’t know anything about persecution. All my life, at every turn, I have known favor, the blessing of Your hand on behalf of a godly and praying grandmother. I have never been cast out, never scourged, never held against my will. I have not even suffered much mockery that I could not answer with reason. How do I witness with so much comfort around me? I find that question harder to answer than how do they witness with so much pain. Your Word promises the latter as a reward for righteousness, not theĀ former. Lord, I pray that in Your love and sovereignty, for they are united in Your person, that You would strengthen Your people in Iraq, that they would not lose heart or grow feint and weary, but would grow in their love for You and for Your Word and Your will. I pray that their trials would encourage them rather than discourage them, would give them a stronger witness and testimony by which to overcome the power of the enemy and to encourage others. I pray that You would stir up in them a holy thankfulness for the persecution that is arising all around them, and that You would guide them into all truth in the midst of their suffering. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

VOM Prayer Calendar: May 21, 2013

Photo of Voice of the Martyrs' 2013 Prayer Calendar

Photo of Voice of the Martyrs’ 2013 Prayer Calendar

Lord of all creation, You are the Father of us all. You have witnessed the raising of every child into adulthood, seen every repercussion of poor parenting and of quality parenting. You know how deep runs the impact of a parent on a child. Lord, in places like Iraq, parents are often not allowed to raise their children in the fear of You, not able to share their faith with their children because they are to small to understand the need for secrecy. Father I pray that you would reach into the lives of these Iraqi Christians and show them how to nurture their children wisely as they themselves grow in faith and understanding of You. I pray that You would soften the hearts and sharpen the minds of their children so that they would not rebel against the faith of their parents, but would rejoice in the truth that You are. I pray that You would open them all to receive Your love and to share it and to wait patiently in the hope of Your return. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.