Prayer Requests 5-29-19

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 115

Not to us, Lord, not to us
    but to your name be the glory,
    because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven;
    he does whatever pleases him.
But their idols are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk,
    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

All you Israelites, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord
    small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,
    both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord,
    but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord,
    both now and forevermore.

   Praise the Lord.

5 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-29-19

  1. Ultra-Orthodox Jews

    The largest least-reached people group in Israel is the ultra-Orthodox Jewish population, now numbering over one million. Conversely, they are the most resistant to evangelism, and even have well-funded and well-organised anti-missionary groups working among them.

    Whereas the Bible makes clear that a blood sacrifice is required to atone for sin, modern Judaism has replaced this with a focus on their own Rabbinic traditions (such as the Talmud) and good works. Their inability to see the picture of the Messiah clearly presented by prophecy in the Hebrew Bible has been further complicated by Rabbinic teaching on key passages like Isaiah 53. For several hundred years, this passage has been explained as the Jewish people suffering on behalf of the Gentiles, rather than the redemptive work of an individual, the Messianic Redeemer.

    It is not an easy group to engage directly. There are a number of web-based ministries that have campaigns focused on reaching this group – please pray that much more would be done to publicize these websites.

    Please pray…
    That ultra-Orthodox Jews would read the written Word of God, which is powerful and able to convict and enlighten, rather than the Rabbinic writings which often take their attention away from the Scriptures.

    That those in the ultra-Orthodox community who have come to faith in Yeshua, even secretly, would have courage from God to make their faith known, regardless of the consequences.

    For the non-religious portion of the world’s Jewish population, that they too will afflict their souls and call on God to help them find a solution for their sin.

    Ask God to give more creativity to Gospel workers in Israel, and among other concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews around the world, to find ways to bring the message of Yeshua to this group.

    Seek a weakening of the strength of the anti-missionary organisations that prevent others from hearing the truth about Yeshua and those who follow Him.

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  2. The prayer focus for the 30 days of prayer is for Muslims in the United States. It is estimated by the Pew Research Centre that the Muslim population of the U.S. is 1.1% of the overall population. While some are recent immigrants, others have been in the U.S. for many generations, such as the descendants of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria who came with the immigration wave between 1878 and 1924. By 1952, there were over 1000 mosques in the U.S.. In the 1950s, immigrants came from Iraq, Egypt, and Palestine and in the 1960s, Muslims from South East Asia migrated to the U.S. The harvest truly is great, pray that laborers would go forth to the harvest, and that the Holy Spirit might yield a plentiful harvest.

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  3. Jews for Jesus reports they were making inroads with the wives of ultra-Orthodox students in Israel. The families are large with little money, and Christians would visit the women and just help with the house and child work. The exhausted women embraced them.

    But one husband went to the Rabbi to learn if this was acceptable–to receive help from the Christians.

    The answer was no, so the Christians no longer visited the homes.

    However, they could still meet the women in the park and while it’s not as helpful chores-wise, it still provides the women with an outlet.

    Creativity is the key to ministry, isn’t it?

    Thanks, Tychichus and Roscuro.

    Interesting, after 160 years, Christians only make up 1% of the Japanese populace.

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  4. Time for my next letter to the editor. Prayer for open hearts and that those who need to read it will. And that I will be correctly relaying the Message. It is written, just waiting for the right time.

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  5. Please pray for safety for my sister and nephew as they complete the last leg of their journey from West Coast to East Coast. They wanted to get to Toledo by last night, and home to Maryland today. I haven’t heard from them since they left my parents’ house yesterday morning.

    Thank you.

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