Pray for Countries with less than 20% Percent Believers for Spiritual Awakening

Country Population Primary Religion Percent Christian Unreached Continent
Maldives 370726 Islam 0.0 Y Asia
Western Sahara 590623 Islam 0.0 Y Africa
Afghanistan 34053130 Islam 0.1 Y Asia
Morocco 35119739 Islam 0.2 Y Africa
Yemen 28037154 Islam 0.2 Y Asia
Mauritania 4244976 Islam 0.3 Y Africa
Somalia 11356066 Islam 0.3 Y Africa
Bhutan 779500 Buddhism 0.3 Y Asia
Bangladesh 161869392 Islam 0.4 Y Asia
Tunisia 11467910 Islam 0.4 Y Africa
Turkey 80369036 Islam 0.6 Y Asia
Niger 21504367 Islam 0.6 Y Africa
Pakistan 195107235 Islam 0.7 Y Asia
Djibouti 899905 Islam 0.9 Y Africa
Iran 80877494 Islam 0.9 Y Asia
Comoros 819078 Islam 0.9 N Africa
Algeria 40998953 Islam 1.0 Y Africa
Tajikistan 8816191 Islam 1.0 Y Asia
Nepal 29080903 Hinduism 1.2 Y Asia
West Bank / Gaza 4887671 Islam 1.2 Y Asia
Thailand 68154537 Buddhism 1.3 Y Asia
Iraq 38565513 Islam 1.4 Y Asia
Israel 8287016 Ethnic Religions 1.5 Y Asia
Korea, North 25280870 Non-Religious 1.5 Y Asia
Mayotte 244771 Islam 1.6 N Africa
India 1334619588 Hinduism 2.1 Y Asia
Jordan 7875914 Islam 2.1 Y Asia
Japan 125875536 Buddhism 2.2 Y Asia
Mongolia 3013882 Buddhism 2.4 Y Asia
Azerbaijan 9923864 Islam 2.7 Y Asia
Oman 4690935 Islam 2.7 Y Asia
Mali 18599840 Islam 2.7 Y Africa
Libya 6351610 Islam 3.1 Y Africa
Cambodia 16023336 Buddhism 3.2 Y Asia
United Arab Emirates 9346767 Islam 3.3 Y Asia
Laos 6984794 Buddhism 3.5 Y Asia
Sri Lanka 20669930 Buddhism 4.0 Y Asia
Guinea 13144510 Islam 4.2 Y Africa
Saudi Arabia 32652197 Islam 4.3 Y Asia
Uzbekistan 30630795 Islam 4.4 Y Asia
Senegal 15991574 Islam 4.5 Y Africa
Turkmenistan 5451763 Islam 4.5 Y Asia
Gambia 2084559 Islam 4.8 Y Africa
Sudan 42044332 Islam 5.0 Y Africa
China, Macau 585199 Ethnic Religions 5.2 Y Asia
Taiwan 23419824 Ethnic Religions 6.0 Y Asia
Syria 17139891 Islam 6.0 Y Asia
Kyrgyzstan 6057725 Islam 6.0 Y Asia
Qatar 2225421 Islam 6.3 Y Asia
Kosovo 1846801 Islam 7.0 N Europe
China 1374685721 Non-Religious 7.9 Y Asia
Bahrain 1400201 Islam 8.3 Y Asia
Malaysia 31163833 Islam 8.6 Y Asia
Myanmar (Burma) 54773322 Buddhism 8.8 Y Asia
Vietnam 95332449 Buddhism 9.6 Y Asia
Kuwait 4032760 Islam 10.1 Y Asia
Brunei 427099 Islam 11.7 Y Asia
Guinea-Bissau 1906159 Islam 11.7 Y Africa
Indonesia 260124025 Islam 12.7 Y Asia
Egypt 95126179 Islam 12.7 Y Africa
China, Hong Kong 7363956 Ethnic Religions 12.8 Y Asia
Sierra Leone 6700145 Islam 13.3 N Africa
Singapore 5740150 Buddhism 13.5 N Asia
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 578 Islam 18.8 N Oceania
Christmas Island 1948 Buddhism 18.9 N Oceania
Burkina Faso 19127691 Islam 20.4 Y Africa
Kazakhstan 17980852 Islam 20.8 Y Asia
Albania 2882174 Islam 26.2 Y Europe
Chad 14786718 Islam 26.3 Y Africa
Czechia 10480468 Non-Religious 27.0 N Europe
Korea, South 50572550 Non-Religious 30.1 N Asia
Lebanon 5998095 Islam 32.3 Y Asia
Côte d’Ivoire 23725714 Islam 32.6 N Africa
Mauritius 1242428 Hinduism 32.6 N Africa
Benin 11397268 Christianity 33.5 Y Africa
Liberia 4680698 Ethnic Religions 39.9 N Africa
Eritrea 5420322 Islam 42.7 Y Africa
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3778760 Islam 44.4 N Europe
Togo 7645298 Christianity 45.3 N Africa
Netherlands 16931067 Non-Religious 47.2 N Europe
Estonia 1284517 Non-Religious 48.9 N Europe
Suriname 528194 Christianity 49.7 N South America
Madagascar 25527122 Christianity 49.7 N Africa
Nigeria 191620287 Christianity 50.8 Y Africa
Mozambique 29465838 Christianity 51.2 N Africa
Guyana 760679 Christianity 51.4 N South America
New Zealand 4552701 Christianity 52.6 N Oceania
Tanzania 56791354 Christianity 52.8 N Africa
Cameroon 24437164 Christianity 53.5 N Africa
Slovenia 2028599 Christianity 53.7 N Europe
Sweden 9869296 Christianity 55.7 N Europe
Cuba 11388638 Christianity 56.2 N North America
United Kingdom 65407055 Christianity 57.0 N Europe
Russia 142072351 Christianity 57.7 N Asia
South Sudan 12861870 Christianity 57.9 N Africa
Latvia 1906448 Christianity 59.7 N Europe
Ethiopia 104184859 Christianity 60.3 Y Africa
Ghana 28584016 Christianity 62.3 N Africa
France 64864740 Christianity 62.3 N Europe
Macedonia 2078106 Christianity 62.8 N Europe
Fiji 891598 Christianity 63.5 N Oceania
Falkland Islands 2862 Christianity 64.1 N South America
Germany 80570463 Christianity 64.4 N Europe
Isle of Man 86244 Christianity 65.1 N Europe
Australia 24562863 Christianity 65.6 N Australia
Botswana 2288841 Christianity 66.0 N Africa
Trinidad and Tobago 1358191 Christianity 66.1 N North America
Uruguay 3432054 Christianity 66.8 N South America
Belgium 11382313 Christianity 67.2 N Europe
Belarus 9420887 Christianity 69.4 N Europe
Cyprus 1155557 Christianity 71.9 N Europe
Norfolk Island 2106 Christianity 72.3 N Oceania
Ukraine 44337803 Christianity 72.9 N Europe
Canada 36479290 Christianity 73.6 N North America
Central African Republic 5070618 Christianity 73.9 N Africa
Montenegro 599511 Christianity 74.0 N Europe
Northern Mariana Islands 53654 Christianity 74.9 N Oceania
Gabon 1721756 Christianity 75.1 N Africa
Moldova 3979904 Christianity 75.6 N Europe
Malawi 18226231 Christianity 75.7 N Africa
British Indian Ocean Territory 2879 Christianity 76.4 N Asia
Switzerland 8383478 Christianity 76.6 N Europe
Zimbabwe 16279002 Christianity 76.6 N Africa
United States 325261040 Christianity 77.3 N North America
South Africa 55336304 Christianity 77.5 N Africa
Kenya 48397006 Christianity 77.5 N Africa
Spain 45993449 Christianity 77.5 N Europe
Liechtenstein 37760 Christianity 78.2 N Europe
Serbia 7505093 Christianity 79.1 N Europe
Georgia 3936151 Christianity 79.6 N Europe
New Caledonia 259916 Christianity 79.9 N Oceania
Luxembourg 546959 Christianity 80.3 N Europe
Gibraltar 31508 Christianity 80.4 N Europe
French Guiana 279746 Christianity 81.0 N South America
Italy 59741152 Christianity 81.3 N Europe
Jamaica 2798304 Christianity 81.3 N North America
Finland 5512365 Christianity 81.5 N Europe
Cayman Islands 61743 Christianity 82.0 N North America
Bulgaria 7000315 Christianity 82.4 N Europe
Venezuela 31859810 Christianity 82.5 N South America
Monaco 36716 Christianity 82.6 N Europe
Denmark 5699007 Christianity 82.9 N Europe
Austria 8549571 Christianity 82.9 N Europe
French Polynesia 283064 Christianity 83.7 N Oceania
Swaziland 1291817 Christianity 84.1 N Africa
Uganda 41578086 Christianity 84.1 N Africa
San Marino 31477 Christianity 84.1 N Europe
Lithuania 2782810 Christianity 84.7 N Europe
Reunion 862688 Christianity 85.5 N Africa
Nauru 9631 Christianity 85.6 N Oceania
Sao Tome and Principe 194501 Christianity 85.7 N Africa
Curacao 158047 Christianity 86.0 N North America
Belize 353526 Christianity 86.0 N North America
Hungary 9687747 Christianity 86.8 N Europe
Zambia 17167425 Christianity 87.0 N Africa
Chile 18260945 Christianity 87.1 N South America
Panama 4045793 Christianity 88.2 N North America
Greece 10883688 Christianity 88.3 N Europe
Norway 5294201 Christianity 88.5 N Europe
Sint Maarten 39353 Christianity 88.6 N North America
St Vincent and Grenadines 106550 Christianity 88.8 N North America
Equatorial Guinea 859254 Christianity 88.9 N Africa
Rwanda 12043870 Christianity 88.9 N Africa
Brazil 211099123 Christianity 89.5 N South America
Poland 38458473 Christianity 89.6 N Europe
Lesotho 2174093 Christianity 89.9 N Africa
Namibia 2514019 Christianity 90.0 N Africa
Andorra 63961 Christianity 90.3 N Europe
Iceland 323117 Christianity 90.3 N Europe
Congo, Republic of the 4795145 Christianity 90.3 N Africa
Anguilla 14628 Christianity 90.6 N North America
Turks and Caicos Islands 34042 Christianity 90.7 N North America
British Virgin Islands 30455 Christianity 90.7 N North America
Faroe Islands 47082 Christianity 90.9 N Europe
Philippines 103644351 Christianity 91.0 N Asia
Svalbard 2618 Christianity 91.0 N Europe
East Timor 1170170 Christianity 91.0 Y Asia
Angola 26585926 Christianity 91.5 N Africa
Ireland 4689003 Christianity 91.5 N Europe
Bermuda 59892 Christianity 91.7 N North America
Vanuatu 275282 Christianity 91.8 N Oceania
Dominica 66406 Christianity 91.9 N North America
Congo, Democratic Republic of 82010396 Christianity 92.1 N Africa
Grenada 104228 Christianity 92.4 N North America
Saint Kitts and Nevis 56417 Christianity 92.5 N North America
Bolivia 10994103 Christianity 92.6 N South America
Barbados 282335 Christianity 92.6 N North America
Croatia 4141777 Christianity 92.6 N Europe
Burundi 11878629 Christianity 92.6 N Africa
Guam 164775 Christianity 92.7 N Oceania
Slovakia 5375478 Christianity 92.8 N Europe
Antigua and Barbuda 92939 Christianity 92.9 N North America
Argentina 44200239 Christianity 93.1 N South America
Portugal 10234896 Christianity 93.3 N Europe
Romania 19178459 Christianity 93.7 N Europe
Ecuador 16572812 Christianity 93.7 N South America
Dominican Republic 10720726 Christianity 93.8 N North America
Colombia 48996220 Christianity 94.0 N South America
Armenia 2981475 Christianity 94.2 N Europe
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 105440 Christianity 94.2 N North America
Bahamas 394976 Christianity 94.5 N North America
El Salvador 6126713 Christianity 94.5 N North America
Puerto Rico 3641882 Christianity 94.6 N North America
Peru 32116190 Christianity 94.6 N South America
Mexico 129504445 Christianity 94.8 N North America
Haiti 10948581 Christianity 94.8 N North America
Martinique 383106 Christianity 94.9 N North America
Cape Verde 531631 Christianity 94.9 N Africa
Saint Lucia 183763 Christianity 94.9 N North America
Montserrat 4885 Christianity 94.9 N North America
Saint Helena 3885 Christianity 95.0 N Africa
Marshall Islands 51156 Christianity 95.2 N Oceania
Guadeloupe 469921 Christianity 95.2 N North America
Greenland 54883 Christianity 95.3 N North America
Paraguay 6784347 Christianity 95.4 N South America
American Samoa 55206 Christianity 95.4 N Oceania
Aruba 104070 Christianity 95.5 N North America
Palau 21433 Christianity 95.5 N Oceania
Micronesia, Federated States 103517 Christianity 95.6 N Oceania
Costa Rica 4871040 Christianity 95.6 N North America
Honduras 8224167 Christianity 95.8 N North America
Papua New Guinea 7851425 Christianity 95.9 N Australia
Tonga 104706 Christianity 95.9 N Oceania
Niue 1944 Christianity 95.9 N Oceania
Guatemala 17001381 Christianity 96.0 N North America
Pitcairn Islands 52 Christianity 96.0 N Oceania
Solomon Islands 593407 Christianity 96.1 N Oceania
Nicaragua 6150892 Christianity 96.1 N North America
Samoa 192593 Christianity 96.2 N Oceania
Seychelles 95367 Christianity 96.2 N Africa
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5882 Christianity 96.5 N North America
Malta 403616 Christianity 96.6 N Europe
Cook Islands 20687 Christianity 97.7 N Oceania
Tuvalu 9850 Christianity 98.0 N Oceania
Kiribati (Gilbert) 112649 Christianity 98.4 N Oceania
Wallis and Futuna Islands 12755 Christianity 98.5 N Oceania
Tokelau 983 Christianity 100.0 N Oceania
Vatican City 1000 Christianity 100.0 N Europe

Source: Joshua Project

Email: info@joshuaproject.net
Web: http://www.joshuaproject.net

2018 Fasting and Prayer Program

Offer Thanks to God for the Past, Present and Future

  1. We started this prayer team in March 2017 with an appeal to all friends and family to join us in partnering with us in prayer to start a church planting ministry.
  2. I was down with some physical upsets for a couple months which affected our progress. However, thank God, I am back up and have made some progress through your prayers. Please, join us to thank God for the progress made so far. Check your email for the 2017 Prayer Report link
  3. Let’s thank God for the Holy Spirit’s revelations and directions during the year 2017
    1. Let’s thank God for accomplishments made so far:
    2. Vision statement
    3. Acquisition of a School bus and musical instrument
    4. Temporary location for ministry
    5. Coaching on church plant and leadership education accomplishments so far

Pray for the Restoration of Jewish People back to God and to accept Yeshua as their HaMashiach

  1. Pray for peace, prosperity, and salvation of the people and city of Jerusalem
  2. Pray for the salvation of the Jewish people and Israel as a nation (14 million)
  3. Pray for Jewish Christians and Messianic congregations everywhere to be strong in the Lord and bold in proclaiming the gospel in Jerusalem, Israel and the world.
  4. Pray for the unity of the church – Jews and Gentiles

Pray for the Countries of the World for Revival, Church Multiplication and Salvation of Souls

  1. 54 countries are in Africa
  2. 48 in Asia
  3. 44 in Europe
  4. 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean
  5. 14 in Oceania
  6. 2 in Northern America

Check your email for the link to the Unreached Peoples page. Pray for each country with established churches mentioning each country by name. Those countries are marked with “N” under unreached – about 158. Pray for revival in those countries and that churches will be holy, loving and producing disciples who plant churches in a multiplying effect.

Pray for the Salvation of the Unreached People-Groups of the World, that Missional Exponential Churches will be Planted Among Them

  1. About 2.91 billion people have little or no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. About 6,997 people groups (tribal nations) have not been reached with the gospel.
    1. Check your email for the link to the Unreached Peoples page. The unreached countries are marked “Y” under unreached on the list – about 80. Pray for each of these countries for churches to be planted. Thanks!
    2. NOTE: Exponential churches are churches that produce other separate churches that also produce other separate churches in a multiplying fashion.

Pray for the Salvation, Deliverance and Freedom From the Religious Institutions of this World

  1. Islam (1.3 billion)
  2. Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)
  3. Hinduism (900 million)
  4. Chinese traditional religion (394 million)
  5. Buddhism 376 million
  6. Primal-indigenous (300 million)
  7. African traditional and Diasporic (100 million)
  8. Sikhism (23 million)
  9. Juche (19 million)
  10. Spiritism (15 million)
  11. Bahai (7 million)
  12. Jainism (4.2 million)
  13. Shinto (4 million)
  14. Cao Dai (4 million)
  15. Zoroastrianism (2.6 million)
  16. Tenrikyo (2 million)
  17. Neo-Paganism (1 million)
  18. Unitarian-Universalism (800,000)

Pray for the Northeast Philadelphia Church Plant Challenge for 2018

  1. Directions and manifestation of God’s glory and praise
  2. Complete coaching program for church plant
  3. Revelation on scholarly work on global missions
  4. Develop relationships with Messianic Jews in the community
  5. Develop relationships with multi-ethnic individuals and groups in the community
  6. Identify and provide community services in the community
  7. Throw lunch and dinner parties to reach out to neighbors
  8. Begin bible study and prayer group with neighbors at home
  9. Introduce Alpha evangelistic program to community
  10. Meet with local Church leaders to learn from them
  11. Complete Strategic Plan for new church plant
  12. Recruit core team for church launch project planning and fund raising

Pray for Each Other and Present Your Petitions to God

  1. Pray for direction and clarification on the revelations ( See 2017 Prayer Report link in your email)
  2. Pray for the blessing and spiritual strengthening of the families of the members of this prayer team (See email for link to contactlist18.png towards bottom of page. For privacy only last names are listed)
  3. Pray for the poor, marginalized and oppressed people of this world and in Northeast Philly that they will hear the gospel, believe and be saved
  4. Pray for the sick, addicted, bound, imprisoned, cancerous, troubled, depressed, suicidal, mentally depressed, mentally challenged, sexually challenged, physically challenged, emotionally challenged, homeless, orphaned and broken marriages in the world, in your country and in Northeast Philly. Pray for their healing, peace with God, fellow human beings and find purpose in life.
  5. Pray for political leaders, church leaders, religious leaders, Jewish Rabbis, family heads, social, education and business leaders of the world, in your country and in Northeast Philly. Pray that all leaders will commit to ethical values, sound judgments, serve and lead with knowledge, truth, love and fear of God.

Pray A Spiritual Warfare Prayer

  1. Take dominion over all spiritual forces in the air, land and sea and bring them under the subjection of Jesus Christ – Genesis 1:28 (see prayer guide in email).
  2. Pull down all strongholds of the enemy – principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness as you pray under each topic – Ephesians 6:12-13 (See prayer guide in email)
  3. Cast down every imagination and every high thought that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God as you pray under each topic – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (See prayer guide in email)
  4. Arrest all those faulty imaginations and high thoughts and demand that they obey Christ by using the weapons of the Holy Spirit’s anointing – Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Faith, Salvation, Word of God – which is all summed up in the name of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Offer Praises and Thanksgiving to the LORD

  1. Offer a sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving to God for His marvelous deeds in 2018 under each main theme
  2. Share your testimonies to His glory and revelations for the benefit of the group.

 

Happy Thanksgiving – The year in Review

Thank you for praying with us and God bless you on this Thanksgiving day with many many blessings. We thank God for bringing all of you into our lives. Your prayer support has encouraged us to move on with the vision God has given us to reach the world for His Kingdom and for His glory on earth. Below is a report of the year in review. We will be counting on your prayer support as we move into the coming year, the year of our church plant and harvest. Amen

Dear Friends, Family and Fellow Believers in Christ:

     Our plan this year was to continue seeking the face of the Lord and interceding for the community to discover God’s plan for the community. We have continued to prayer walk in the community, occasionally share the gospel, organized an Easter Brunch party on Easter Saturday, and shared gospel tracts with free water on July 4th USA Independence holiday. We also made connections with Messianic Jewish believers and friends of Israel when the Lord opened the door for Sam to visit Israel in July this year. Praise the LORD! Some of our Jewish friends are on this prayer list. Let’s continue to pray for Israel and the world!
     We also launched our monthly TOP Community Prayer Meeting with a three-day revival in the first week of November this month with Rev. Dr. Samuel Obeng Apau as our main Speaker. He spoke on the theme “Do Not Let the Fire Go Out of Your Hearts” (Romans 12:11-13) and we were challenged to continue serving the Lord fervently just as the first church did and turn their world upside down with the gospel. 
     We are continuing the monthly prayer meetings every last Friday of the month. Sam is planning to work with a local Church Multiplication Program on the church plant, complete his strategic plan with Cultivate, and also complete his classroom studies in Leadership and Christian Ministry by May next year. He should have a Strategic Plan completed before the end of the first quarter in 2019. Pray with us that we will be faithful and obedient to God, walking in His Presence and being Holy.
     Our vision is to help people restore their relationship with God through a personal encounter with Yeshua, small group fellowships, corporate worship, spiritual giftings, pursuing God’s purpose, walking in the Spirit, developing leadership qualities, and pursuing Holiness (Genesis 1:28; 17:1-9; Matthew 6:33; I Corinthians 14:1; Galatians 5:22-23). Our strategy is to make disciples of the un-churched and equip them to become disciple-rs of their network groups both local and abroad in fulfilment of the great commission of Yeshua ha Mashiach (Matthew 28:18-19).
   We thank God for the fire that is still burning in our hearts for the Lord and for souls to be saved.  Our immediate need is to raise a team of about 12 people who will meet regularly to prayerfully model the vision, serve the community and plan to launch the church by the middle of next year. Please, share this with your friends and family who are living in the vicinity of Northeast Philadelphia. If the Lord is talking to your heart come and join us. You can contact us at sktigah@gmail.com. Pray and fast with us as we are storming the devil’s territory in northeast Philadelphia, that the Holy Spirit will lead us and there will be no room for the flesh. Thank you and God bless you.
Happy Thanksgiving and Shalom!

Prayer List 1 for May 2017

  • Pray for God’s clear and unadulterated vision for the ministry.
  • Pray for the spirit of humility and brokenness to accept His will for my life and that:
    • The flesh with its passions and desires will remain crucified Gal.5:13-21
    • Christ will live in my heart by faith Gal.2:20
    • My life will be controlled by the Holy Spirit. Gal.5:22-23
    • God’s word will richly abide in my heart, soul and mind Ps.119:1-3, 18, 33-36, 96-105
    • And that He will endue me with the spirit of intercession and passion for souls
  • Pray for the leading, direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit in my life.
  • Pray for the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the operation of His spiritual gifts for the building of His church in Philadelphia and beyond 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27-31. Ephesians 4:11-13
  • Pray for wisdom in dealing with individuals and community problems in northeast Philadelphia, to be able to analyze issues, provide solutions that will liberate souls and bring healing to the community
  • Pray for the very words and content of the message that the Lord will want us to share with the people in the community.
  • Pray for boldness, utterance, fluency of speech and the ability to effectively communicate the gospel to the understanding of the people in the community
  • Pray for the location of the church and the ability to acquire it
  • Pray for the name of the church that will be in line with God’s vision for the people
  • Pray for the love of God to be poured in my heart: Matthew 22:37- 40
    • To love Him with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind
    • To love my wife and children and for them to unite with me in this calling
    • To love the people and their community (i.e. Philadelphia and beyond)
  • Pray for the church leaders and believers in this community and Philadelphia
    • To live, walk and be led by the Holy Spirit in all that they do.
    • To become leaders in promoting love, unity, peace, justice, mercy and truth in all righteousness. Matthew 6:33
    • To become disciples of Christ spreading the gospel everywhere
    • To become missions-minded, planning, giving, organizing, and planting churches all over the world
  • Pray for a launch team who will work with me to plan, organize, reach out to the community and launch the church by April 2018
    • Praying for people representative of the ethnic groups in the community
      • Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Jews, Asians, Indians, Irish, Ukrainians, Africans,
    • Praying for a worship leader, intercessor, music director (plays musical instruments), resource leader (giving), outreach leader (discipleship, small groups, events planning, teachers), service leader (ushers, logistics, maintenance, day care) etc.

God Richly Bless You as you travail with us in prayer!!

Prayer Team Strategy

This Prayer Team Strategy is a work in progress. As we continue to pray and intercede for souls and for one another, this document will be updated to reflect the vision and direction the Holy Spirit will be leading us. No team is more important than your intercessory prayer team, therefore we will be using this document to build solid systems that will keep us and the new church covered in continuous prayer.

Provision and Breakthrough Hinges on Prayer

We are going to need a lot of things to see this new church become reality: people, opportunities, land, resources, money, connections, etc. It’s going to require more than we can arrange for. It’s going to require what only God can provide, and there will be opposition. Consider Daniel’s experience:

“Then [the angel] said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way…” Daniel 10 (NLT)

The Importance of Prayer:

Brethren, you all know the story of Israel and its ancient capital Jerusalem – the city of Peace. Jerusalem has been involved in wars throughout its 3,000+ year history. It was discovered recently that parts of the city had been destroyed 40 times with about 118 conflicts. As I am writing this paper the city is divided into four quarters by the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim residents. The Palestinians have vowed to regain control of the City and to annihilate the Jews. All this is happening to Jerusalem because at the time of its judgement, no one was found to intercede for the city. Ezekiel 22:1-30.

Remember Nineveh, after Jonah proclaimed God’s judgement upon this gentile nation, when the people repented, God spared them. But God did not spare His own people and His own city of Jerusalem for their sins because NO ONE WAS FOUND TO STAND IN THE GAP.

Ezekiel 22:30-31, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So, I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

Oh, Lord, My God, may we find favor in your sight today to build that wall in our generation and to stand up before you in the gap on behalf of your holy city Jerusalem and Israel – your chosen people and land, of our nations – America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the 10-40 Window, North, South, West and East and the whole world – so that you would not have to destroy us again. “We covenant with you, LORD, according to your grace and calling upon our lives that by faith, we will never be silent day or night, we will give ourselves no rest, and we will give you no rest till you establish Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth.”

Isaiah 62:6,7 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth.

Our Goal

Planting a new church is a spiritual invasion into enemy territory. Surrounding ourselves with a team of prayer warriors from around the world is the single best thing we can do to clear the way for people to come to Christ. Knowing that a new church will always be opposed in the spiritual realm, we will work under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to recruit at least 70 people to our intercessory prayer team: With God’s help, we commit to hitting that goal before: 04/30/2020

II Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

Signing Up

Here’s how we’ll contaHello ct people about joining our prayer team (outbound):
mass email, personal phone calls, word of month, prayer team members’ invites, etc
We plan to create a Facebook group, signup form on a website, etc

2-Way Expectations
When people commit to joining the Prayer Team, here’s what they can expect from the lead planter: Consistent Communication A Prayer Team magnet for members – TBD When people commit to joining the Prayer Team, here’s what we expect from them: Pray at least 30 minutes for one day in a week or 15 minutes for two days in a week (subject to change depending on urgency of work and prayer need)

Confidentiality

Information Shared on this platform will be for prayers only
We will remain consistent and faithful to send out prayer requests. Information sent out will be light and require no more than: 5 minutes reading per week

Recurring Schedule

We’ll send out updates every: Other Monday or Thursday (in case Monday is missed)

Delivery Channel

Group text, Email, social media group, prayer team mobile app (TBD)
We commit to having all of our contacts entered/uploaded by: Ongoing till 2020

General Strategic Prayer Topics

Here are the key strategic points of prayers we’ll include in our bi-weekly updates:

  • God’s vision for the ministry – the name of the church and ministry
  • Anointing of the Holy Spirit – Leadership and direction
  • Knowledge, wisdom, discernment and gifts of the Spirit
  • Boldness, utterance and power to witness and preach the gospel
  • Operational needs, location, building, infrastructure & financial resources
  • Love for God, for the people, for the church and for the community
  • Miracles – Salvation, Healings, deliverances, signs and wonders confirming God’s word

Special Events

We will schedule the following event(s) early in the planting process:
Prayer walk in target community ongoing every Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Others to be announced as led by the Holy Spirit

Transition

We aim to transition this prayer team into an ongoing global team of Intercessors for world evangelization: After first anniversary

Grace Supersedes Sin

Genesis 16:1-16

Continuation from the Covenant of Grace.

We ended up our last insight into the Covenant of Grace by praying for favor after learning that God grants favor to those who do not deserve it but want to believe in Him.

We continue today under the sub-theme: Grace Supersedes Sin

In our last encounter with Abram, we learnt that he came to Egypt poor but left Egypt a rich man, all because of the unmerited favor of God.

In Genesis 16 we see that after all these issues in Egypt when Abram and his family returned to Canaan and God revealed to him how he was going to bless him with his own baby through whom many nations will be blessed, Abram again agreed with his wife Sarai to shortcut God by piling sin upon sin. Abram committed adultery with his wife’s maid, proposing that perhaps God’s promise will come true through this arrangement –

What a big lie !!!!

So for over 13 years, Abram did not hear again from the Lord –

Sin is terrible, ya’ll!  Sin is subtle!  Sin can really make you miserable, when you are into it it looks minor, it feels enjoyable, even pleasurable, as if it is no big deal. But all that pleasure is just temporary. Sin will come back and bite you! Sin separates you from God, Sin clouds your mind with darkness, sin corrupts the mind, the soul and the spirit – sin brings sickness, pain and suffering and it will ultimately kill you, if you do not do anything about it!

But God is such a merciful God, such a Good God, full of grace, and mercy, and forgiveness. God is NOT what our warped mind think of him to be – a hard-headed non-communicative being, not concerned with human pain and suffering, and only looking out to punish bad people.

Noooo, God is LOVE!!!

…no matter how terrible you are, no matter how many times you run away from him, he comes right back chasing after you, calling out your name, beckoning on you to come back to his loving arms, to his gracious mercy and forgiving heart. Call on him today, He will hear you!

What God is actually looking for is to enter into a covenant relationship with you! Yes, You!

You say how do I know that? Well, don’t take it from me, but take it from God’s dealing with Abram and Sarai. After those 13 years of silence because Abram and his wife were still dabbling with sin after sin instead of repenting and forsaking it, God still didn’t give up on them. He came looking for Abram again.

He appeared to Abram and told him “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”

Rather than punishing Abram for his sin, He came looking for a relationship with Abram, He came looking for faith (the walk of faith) so that He could impart righteousness, joy and peace into the life of Abram by completely wiping out sin from his flesh(sign of which is the circumcision, which I will explain later) and giving him a spirit of holiness and power!

You want to be holy, good and perfect? Do you need power to overcome the sin that has become a bondage to you, Do you need power to break any habit that you tried several times to break but you were unable to do so?

Come to Jesus. He will Set You Free!!! Tell him you want him to free you from your addiction and He will because He is the ALMIGHTY GOD. Nothing is impossible with God!!

Pray this prayer with Me:

“Lord Jesus, you who revealed yourself to Abram as the ALMIGHTY GOD, 

I come to you today, asking you to deliver me from the habit of sin, addiction to _____(name your particular addiction, or bondage)!

Set me free from this bondage and fill me with your power to enable me live the life of freedom and a willing service to you and to other mankind.

I thank you that Nothing is impossible to you and by faith I declare that I am free from sin, from addiction and from any bondage in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen”

If you prayed this prayer and you meant it in your heart, you are now a completely changed person, You are free from any sin or addiction or bondage. God has made you free and blameless from any guilt, enjoy your freedom and look for a bible-believing church to help you grow in your faith.

To be continued.

A Covenant of Grace

Genesis 12:1-20

“Can God Also Favor Me?”

Abram was like any one of us, a man full of human frailty, vulnerable to sin and subject to all manner of schemes and temptations but he was also a man who dared to believe that there is a God who communicates with his creatures and has a higher purpose and a better plan for their lives.

Here was a man who left his country and his people because he heard “a voice” – the voice of God calling him to a place yet unknown. By faith he set out to fulfill that calling but lo and behold when things became hard and tough, when food became scarce, and life seems to be flickering away, he left the land of his calling – Canaan -to seek greener pastures in Egypt.

On his way to Egypt out of fear for his life and family he connived with his wife to lie to the king of Eqypt. He did what anyone of us will do to survive, but is that what God demands of us? Is that what truly put food on the table?  Does telling lies and being greedy and stingy bring pleasure and satisfaction to our lives? Is that what will give us riches, success, fame and glory?

NO!!!……….

….for the word of God tells us that lying and all these dubious ways we live our lives is sin and the payment for sin is death. Sin brings guilt, remorse, condemnation, pain, suffering,  sickness, separation from your creator, separation from your loved ones and ultimately death. (Romans 6:23)

However God preserved Abram and his wife and his family, why?

It’s called favor!!!

It’s called grace!! It’s called the unmerited favor of God. In spite of his weakness, in spite of his sin, in spite of his dubious schemes, God chose to favor Abram instead of punishing him for his sin. God saved him from strangers and rewarded him with gifts from his enemies.

Because of Abram, Pharaoh who took Abram’s wife to be his concubine suffered turmoil in the night, he couldn’t sleep, he had bad dreams, his family was plagued with deceases, he had no peace until he returned Abram’s wife back to him and showered him with gifts, then he asked him to leave.  Abram came to Egypt poor but left Egypt a rich man. WOW!

That’s what happens to a man or woman whom God Favors!!!!

He makes your enemies seek peace with you, and He prepares a table of delicacies before you in the presence of your enemies!!! (Psalm 23:5)

You may ask, how can I also get such a favor from God? How can I be blessed while I am living such a painful life, such a stressful, miserable life, such an unfulfilled and lonely life?  No one seems to care about me, bills so overwhelming, nothing seems to be working right for me. Can God also favor me!

Yes He Can.

All you have to do is ask him. (Pray this prayer below and make it your own……)

“God I need your favor, I need your blessing.

I admit that I am not as good as I should be,

I admit that as much as I try to make it on my own, life becomes harder and harder.

Look upon me and have mercy on me.

I am willing to trust you and to believe in you.

Come into my heart today,

Cleanse me from sin and

Be Lord and Savior of my life,

Give me the power to live the kind of life that pleases you and enjoys your favor.

I ask all this in Jesus Christ’s Name!!!

Amen”.

After Saying this prayer out loud with your mouth and believing in your heart the words of this prayer, God will pour out His Spirit into your soul and your life will change forever. Look for a bible believing church for fellowship and grow in spiritual things.

To Be Continued….

Pursue Holiness

It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that the more holy we become the more sensitive we are to the moving and the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Holiness is actually God’s presence in your life, he comes in with his love, his power, his glory and his blessings

Hebrews 12:14

RESTORATION

“God in Christ is reversing everything Satan and Sin has ever done”

Exekiel 36 : 1 – 15

“Also, you son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:…”

The Pain of God’s People

This passage speaks primarily to the Jewish people, the nation of Israel. This passage was a prophetic message written several thousands of years ago by the Prophet Ezekiel and yet we see it being fulfilled today before our very eyes. Oh! how blind people of the world can be, not understanding the times in which we are living, not seeing the mighty works that our God is doing in the midst of our days, the words that He is speaking, the miracles that He is performing.

The Jews are being bombed to death in their own land. The bombing of Israel is the attempt to bomb God’s people out of the land that is their rightful inheritance. The world’s opinion is generally against the Jews and their land in Israel. The Arabs are against her, and absolutely detest her, and would push her into the sea if they had their way.This is the pain of God’s people.

But what they don’t know and most of the nations of the world don’t know is that God has pronounced judgement upon all those who hate Israel and will like to fight them, kill them, or destroy them. In Ezekiel chapter 35, God pronounces judgment upon the nations round about Israel – in particular, Edom.

Edom was a nation in those days like Iran today that particularly hated Israel, was a proud and boastful nation, was very jealous and resentful of Israel. But believe it or not Edom were blood relatives of Israel.  The nation of Edom, were the descendants of Jacob’s brother Esau. If you remember your bible story Esau and Jacob were twin children of Isaac and Rebecca, right in the womb of Rebecca the twins were struggling against each other in their mothers womb and when they were coming out of their mother’s womb, the Bible tells us that Jacob was grabbing the heel of Esau. A natural sign of the kind of life they were about to live.

The two types of God’s People

We are told in the Bible that Jacob was blessed but Esau was not blessed – Why was not Esau blessed? We cannot tell for sure, because God is Sovereign, and we cannot understand all His ways: He blesses those he chooses to bless and punishes those he chooses to punish. We are all originally creatures of God, we used to be all people of God but after the fall – the world was divided into two – those who love God and go back to him in repentance seeking his blessings and those who hate him by their actions and chose to live their lives without God. So even though we cannot tell for certainty why God chose to bless Jacob and not Esau; we can deduce the cause from the attitudes of the two brothers which exemplifies the aforementioned two types of God’s creatures.

A living proof of the type of God’s People

If you read that fascinating story about Jacob and Esau in Genesis you will realize that Jacob was very much interested in the blessing of God – he desired it, he wanted it, he sought for it. In fact he was so bent on grasping God’s blessing that he employed crooked deceitful ways to get it. He even fought an Angel of God to grasp God’s blessing, and even though he was so crooked – God still gave him the blessing.

Why did God bless Jacob in spite of his crooked ways?

Because God is a MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS GOD. God looks on the heart and not YOUR WORKS. If you humble yourself, God will lift you up, no matter how crooked you are – He will forgive you, he will remove that crookedness from you and give you a humble and contrite spirit. Wherever God finds a humble and contrite heart, He will not despise it – He will bless it, He will lift it UP!! That was Jacob.

He was humbled after his time with the Angel, so that even though he lost the physical battle and became crippled – he still held on to the Angel saying – “I will not let thee go until thou Bless Me” That night God gave him a new name – ISRAEL

He lost the physical battle but prevailed in the spirit – He was blessed!!!

The nation of Israel today is a living proof of the type of God’s People. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that the Jews are good people, they always do right, their policies are good, they are perfect and do no wrong – NO! What I am saying is that in spite of who they are or what their political policies are, Israel is a nation blessed by God – PERIOD!

The way God is dealing with Israel in a living and literal sense is the way He deals with all that believe in Him in a spiritual sense. We are saved and blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places by Christ Jesus, not because we are good, holy, perfect and do no wrong, but because of God’s grace, mercy and love. The love of God which was demonstrated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In order to reverse whatever Satan and sin has done to us in turning us away from God, God sent his Son Jesus to purge our sins away by shedding his blood on a cross and to defeat Satan by rising up from the dead on the third day. Oh! Yeah! He rose up again to justify us before the Father. We are God’s People because of what Jesus did for us who believe in Him!!

A Physical proof of the nations that hate God’s People

How about Esau, the father of the Edomites. Esau was very carnal, worldly minded, depended so much on his physical, mental and social capabilities than the abilities God can bless him with. He sold his birthright for a pot of soup. He desired food more than the blessing. He was unequally yoked with idol worshipers, he hated his brother so much that he threatened to kill him. He wanted what could make him happy now, give him pleasure now, give him energy now, give him sexual satisfaction now. He was proud, arrogant and resentful, and when it came to the blessing, he sought it with a threat, physical threat, with envy, with self-pity, with selfishness and pride; demanding that his Father must bless him against the father’s will. He was so fixated on instant gratification that he was blind to what the future holds for him – He lost God’s best for him!!! That was Esau

He wanted to eat his cake and have it too! And when he realized that, he could not have the blessing, he didnt go to God to beg him or plead his cause, he sought for vengeance, he wanted to KILL his brother. Hence this desire to kill has been carried out through his generations till today – that hatred, that jealousy, that carnality, that pride, and that love for war and terror is still running in the veins of the enemies of Israel today.

They want the blessing of God’s people but not the Lord himself, they want the land without the Lord. The nations surrounding Israel today, that want to push them into the sea, to destroy Israel are a living proof of the enemies of God!

Similarly, as it is with physical Israel, so it is with the spiritual state of Christ and his followers today. The whole world and those without Christ are living in sin and are enemies of God, which may include you, if you are not a believer in Christ!

But I have got GOOD NEWS for you!

Even though you may be an enemy of God because of sin, GOD STILL LOVES YOU!

Oh yes I mean God loves you the sinner, the enemy. He loves you and wants to save you from your sins so that you become one of his people – the people of God. In fact He loved you so much, that He sent his son Jesus to pay for the penalty of your sin and acquit you from the condemnation that will come upon all haters of God’s people,

So what i am saying is that you can become a friend of God TODAY. You can have an encounter with God TODAY!

if you will turn around today and say:…

– “God, I am sorry for my sins, please, forgive me, cleanse me in my mind, soul and spirit with the blood of Jesus and give me a new life to love you and live for you, through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, Amen”….

God will hear you in heaven and he will forgive you. He will cleanse your heart from sin and give you a brand new life to love Him, obey Him and worship Him. Oh YES! He will set you free and give you the right of adoption to become a child of God – no longer an enemy. He will give you peace in your heart as evidence of your new relationship with God!

The Discipline of God’s People – to be continued!