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VOM Prayer Calendar: August 30, 2013

Nigeria: Praise God for the revival in Gambo after the martyrdom of nine believers.

Father, I thank You for Your loving care for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Thank You for their boldness and willingness to lay down their lives for Your sake. I pray that You would continue to uphold whatever family members they left behind. I pray that You would give them not only the food, shelter, and medicine they need to survive, but also give them hope and joy for the days to come, for a crushed spirit, who can bear? Lord I pray that You would use those revitalized believers and new converts who came to know You deeply following the deaths of nine of Your children to bless the widows and orphans. I thank You for using the tragedy of those nine deaths to breathe new life into the people of Gambo. I pray that it would be a revival that would not end, but rather one that would grow and blossom, bearing fruit of spiritual maturity, additional salvations, and local outreaches to the hurting communities around them. Let them be known by their love for one another and for their love for the lost and hurting in that region. Glorify Yourself in Your people and make Yourself known through them, in them, and to them. Continue to safeguard them in the shadow of Your wings and uphold them with Your mighty right hand. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

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VOM Prayer Calendar: August 29, 2013

Nigeria: Pray for survivors of a suicide bombing at a Bauchi church that was attacked during worship.

Lord, You are our healer. Only You can bring peace to chaos, both in the physical world and the spiritual. There are so many more effects of such traumatic events than just physical wounds. People are left with emotional and psychological scars. Sometimes we are even left with spiritual damage as unforgiveness creeps in and a desire for vengeance takes hold. Lord, I pray that for those who survived whatever vicious attack took place, You would heal them from all the effects of it. I pray that You would restore function to whatever parts of their bodies were damaged, that You would clear out any infections that settled in, that You would provide ways for them to cope with the memories of that day. I pray that You would relieve them of any nightmares or flashbacks they may still experience, that You would remove any remembered cries or blasts from their ears. I pray that You would open their hearts to forgive the family of their attacker, to forgive the bomber, to pray for the salvations of other members of Boko Haram and other radical Muslims who terrorize them. I pray that You would continue to shine in their hearts as a light brighter than the sun, that all around them may see and know that You are the one true God who is able to not only deliver Your people from their enemies, but also from themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 
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VOM Prayer Calendar: August 1, 2013

Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Calendar

Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Calendar

 

Heavenly Father, You open doors that no one can shut and close doors that no one can open. You have called us to share the good news with all the world, to pray for laborers to go into Your fields. Lord, we are ready and willing to do Your will, to be Your servants, but the doors are Yours to open. You have placed this burden on our hearts, and we know that You will be faithful to see us through in our journeys as we walk to fulfilling Your call. Lord I pray that You would not only open doors of entry for Your Word, but also that You would open hearts to receive it. I pray that You would open eyes to see the truth of Your message. I pray that Your Spirit would come upon the people of Mauritania so that they may hear and understand Your truth and be changed by it from the inside out. I pray that You would overshadow them and fill them with Your light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.