Most of our prayer supporters know what we do, but not everyone understands why we do it.
When I joined Hospital Christian Fellowship, I was introduced to a world Missionary Vision. During daily prayer meetings, at monthly all-night prayer meetings, and through Days of Prayer, Francis Grim mobilised us to pray through Operation World.
It was while praying through the 1978 edition of Operation World at all-night prayer meetings in the Army that the Lord guided me into my first cross-border mission work to Mozambique. When I read that Mozambique was the least evangelised country in the Southern Hemisphere and that there was less than one Bible for every thousand people in this long-suffering, war-torn, communist state, the Lord galvanised me into launching Frontline Fellowship.
PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH PRAYER AND ACTION
In the daily battles of life, one can be tempted to given in to depression or fatigue as we see sin and compromise increasing. Yet, there is hope. God is sovereign. Nothing is inevitable except what God has decreed. And there is great power in prayer. Nothing is beyond the reach of prayer – except that which is outside of the Will of God.
Christians are not doomed to defeat, but called to victory. If God can actually change us, then He can use us to change some part of this world. Christians can change the course of human history by prayer and obedience to God. The Bible is full of example of believers “who through faith conquered kingdoms…” Hebrews 11:33
And recent history confirms the power of prayer.
The recent explosion of violent demonstrations against Danish Embassies and products in reaction to some cartoon strips on Muhammad published back in September in a small local paper raises some important questions.
If Islam is a religion of peace, then how does so much violence, arson and destruction of property demonstrate that?
If Muhammad was a holy prophet of peace, then is killing people in his name the best way to illustrate that?