THIS WEEK WE'RE PRAYING FOR
Evangelical churches have a high attrition rate due to failure to discipline converts. Under-resourced pastors, rivalry and division among and within denominations and congregations, and rigid legalism plague the Church in Costa Rica.
God, I pray for a unified Church in Costa Rica. May Your children learn to discipline from none other than Jesus, Himself, and then offer strong discipleship for new believers. Please continue to bring government stability, and economic growth to provide resources for
the indigenous church. In Jesus' Name, amen.
cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Corruption within power structure, division between the Muslim north and the largely Christian south, and issues regarding the millions of immigrants from surrounding nations are significant challenges for Cote d'Ivoire. The deep and strong influence of animism and nominalism in the Catholic and Methodist denominations make this nation in need of Truth and passion of Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, I dare to ask for growth in the evangelical outreach in Cote d'Ivoire. Rekindle the fire within Your children there and increase their passion for the lost. Bring many effective Harvest workers to the Muslim north, and raise up Godly leaders grounded in scripture to lead the church in this nation. In Jesus' Name, amen.
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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM JIMMY
For two years, we have joined together weekly to pray for the needs of every nation in the world. Thank you for being so faithful! Our focus has been the advance of the Gospel to see the glory of God revealed and known throughout every nation. Our "prayer trip around the world" was a first for me. The discipline of praying for the nations has been enriching. I know our prayers have been effective in ways we may never know on this side of heaven.
The Bible teaches us to "pray without ceasing," so we want to continue to pray for nations. Moving forward, we're launching a brand new, weekly message called Dare to Ask God that will inspire you, deepen your intimacy with God, grow your leadership skills, challenge you to pray for the nations, and connect you with the ILI leaders around the world. It will be a joy to continue praying with you, and see what God will do in the nations as we “Dare to Ask!”
For His glory,
ILI International Director