2009/1/25-31 北緯10/40度之窗禱告焦點



2009年1月25日 - 1月31日

Weekly Prayer Points- January 25 - January 31, 2009



January 25


Oman – Oman’s top religious scholars, in their Eid sermons on December 10, 2008, underlined the importance of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Grand Mufti, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalili exhorted Muslims to be pious and obey Allah the Almighty. Take authority over the spiritual principalities and powers that have kept the Muslims in bondage. Ask the Holy Spirit to supernaturally reveal Jesus to Oman Muslims as the way to true peace. Pray for multiple thousands of new Believers will come to know the Lord in the next 30 days.

Kazakhstan – A Kazakh draft law passed by parliament that tightens control over nontraditional religious activities is causing heated debate in Kazakhstan. Yevgeny Zhovtis, chief of the Kazakh Bureau on Human Rights, said on December 2, 2008, that if President Nursultan Nazarbaev signs the legislation, the country would return to an era of totalitarian control. Pray that President Nazarbayev will not sign the draft law. Pray for increased religious freedom in Kazakhstan. Pray for the Kingdom of God to be established in this nation.




January 26


Tunisia – President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia freed several prominent political prisoners on November 5, 2008, and Human Rights Watch urged authorities to release all persons held for nonviolent political activities and to end the harassment of former political prisoners. Pray that the government of Tunisia would govern justly and with wisdom. Pray that Tunisian society openly accepts Tunisian Christians. Pray that revival will break out in this land, and everyone will come to know the Lord.


Cambodia – The United Nations and the government of Cambodia agreed in principle on December 10, 2008 to strengthen measures to prevent corruption among staff at the country’s genocide tribunal. The tribunal will try senior members of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose radical policies caused 1.7 million deaths when the group was in power in 1975-79. Pray that justice will be done in the prosecution of those involved in the mass killings during the Khmer Rouge regime. Pray for continued healing for Cambodia from the genocide. Pray that God would strengthen the Church leaders in Cambodia, and that they would be innovative in discipling new Believers in the Way of the Lord.




January 27


Turkey – TURK-7 is a Christian television channel broadcasting programming to 70 million Turkish-speaking viewers in Turkey- plus another 10 million other Turks in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. While the Turkish constitution includes freedom of religion, worship services are only permitted in “buildings created for this purpose,” and officials have restricted the construction of buildings for minority religions. Pray for opportunities for Christians in Turkey to share the truth of who Jesus is with those around them. Pray all restrictions will be lifted, and Believers will be able to freely worship in this land.

北韓—根據北韓邊境巡邏隊報導,對於企圖違法跨越邊界到中國的北韓難民,已下達「立即射殺」命令。過去幾個月,中國警察在邊境正全面性執行挨家挨戶地清查,要逐出那些在中國家庭中的北韓難民。為生活在卑賤中的北韓人民,以及那些因家庭緣故而受到只勉強提供食物及其他所需者威脅的人禱告。禱告神派遣所需的力量來拯救百姓脫離傷害。禱告神會按著祂榮耀的豐盛提供他們一切所需(腓 4: 19)。禱告北韓金正日的統治到今年秋季為止。

North Korea – The North Korean border patrol reportedly have a “shoot-on-sight” order for North Korean refugees (NKRs) trying to cross the border illegally into China. Widespread house-to-house checks by Chinese police in border areas were administered to ferret out NKRs in Chinese households over the past few months. Pray for North Koreans who live in squalor and whose lives are threatened by mere attempts to provide food and other necessities for their families. Pray for God to send necessary forces to rescue these people from harm. Pray the Lord will provide all of their need according to His riches in Glory. (Philippians 4:19) Pray for the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il to fall this year.




January 28


Somalia – Islamic militants waging jihad in Somalia have assassinated some 24 aid workers so far this year. When they captured a 25-year-old humanitarian aid worker in September they did not merely kill him because he had left Islam and converted to Christianity in 2005, but they beheaded him in a public spectacle. Pray that God will use the witness of this young Christian martyr to win many Somalis to Christ. Pray for the protection and safety of those delivering vital food aid and medical care to Christians. The Somali church has been driven totally underground; some leaders have been named on a hit list for execution. Pray that God would protect them, they would remain strong in the Faith, and lead unprecedented numbers of people to Christ.


Pakistan – Al Qaeda and Taliban jihadists have captured most of the northwest Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and were now terrorizing Peshawar, the capital city of North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The church in NWFP is greatly at risk, according to Christian groups in the area. Pray for God to protect Christians in NWFP, and all of Pakistan. Pray the Believers would stand firm in the authority of Jesus and have the courage to share their faith and lead others to Christ despite the troubles they face.




January 29


Nigeria – Following local elections, hundreds of people were killed and an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 fled their homes in two days of rioting that started November 28, 2008 between mainly Muslim Hausa people and mainly Christian Berom people in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Nigeria. Christian leaders in Jos believe that the riots were coordinated and planned, and that the political events were used as a pretext for anti-Christian violence. Psalm 91 protection for Believers in Jos, and throughout Nigeria, who are targeted by Muslims. Pray for Christian leaders in Nigeria to remain strong in the Lord, and that they will have proper direction to minister and disciple the Believers who have been displaced.


Maldives – Maldives’ Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced on November 29, 2008 that it would block a Dhivehi and English language Web site, which it claimed was promoting Christianity amongst Maldivians. Pray for total religious freedom in Maldives.
Pray that the Lord will save key Maldivian leaders who will boldly declare the Gospel to their own people. Ask God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the small number of Maldivian Christians, and that their will be a revival in this land with multiple thousands of new Believers coming to the Lord in the next 30 days.


Jordan – Jordan and the European Union on December 3, 2008 launched a project to boost the kingdom’s efficiency in fighting terrorism and organized crime. Pray for Jordan to continue to cooperate in anti-terrorism and anti-organized crime measures. Pray for the Christian refugees residing in Jordan that they be anointed with fresh courage and strength. Pray that the Kingdom of God will be firmly established in this land.


Senegal – Despite progress, Senegal remains a poor country, with an average yearly income of about $850 per person. Poverty has dropped from 68 percent in 1994 to about 50 percent today. But such poverty remains widespread, limiting opportunities for many Senegalese. Especially hard hit are the extremely young: One out of every four children under age 5 is malnourished. Pray for the end of poverty, and for malnutrition among children to be eliminated. Pray that God will open the hearts of Senegal’s governmental leaders to the Gospel, they will receive Jesus as Lord, and they will govern the people based on Biblical principles.




January 30


Eritrea – Eritrea’s government has launched a fresh crackdown on Christians with reports that at least 110 evangelical believers have been detained since mid-November. The Christians were arrested in all parts of the country except for the capital, Asmara. Already some 2,000 Christians are detained in Eritrea, including in controversial prisons, police buildings, military camps and even metal containers. Some have been held for years without a fair trial. Pray that Eritrea would finally implement its 1997 constitution, which provides for religious freedom. Pray for God to sustain and protect Christians in prisons, who are said to have insufficient food. Pray that the Believers will evangelize those who are also imprisoned with them.


Tibet – The use of torture in the restless Chinese region of Tibet is widespread and routine and officials regularly ignore legal safeguards supposed to be in place to prevent it, a new report said on December 10, 2008. Even when detainees are released, they may die of their injuries, be scarred for life mentally or physically and not be able to afford medical treatment or be denied it completely. Pray for the end of the use of torture in Tibet. Pray for all persecution and torture to stop immediately. Pray for the protection of all Believers in this land. Pray that Mongolians would find total freedom in following Jesus. Pray that the Kingdom of God will be firmly established in this land.


Syria – A Western country and the European Union said on November 28, 2008 that they were disturbed by apparent Syrian efforts to “sanitize” sites United Nations inspectors want to examine in a probe into alleged covert nuclear activity. The Western nation accused Damascus of adopting Iranian tactics to impede a nuclear watchdog investigation into what officials say was a secret atomic reactor that could have made plutonium for atom bombs, if Israel had not bombed the site last year. Pray that Syria will stop any nuclear bomb plans. Pray that tensions across religious and ethnic lines be removed. Pray for the salvation of all Syrians.


Mongolia – Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo and Mongolian Parliament Chairman Damdin Demberel vowed on December 10, 2008 to step up inter-parliamentary cooperation in fields such as trade, energy and natural resources. Pray for the salvation of President Nambaryn Enkhbayar and other government leaders. Praise God for the Church in Mongolia. Pray for the translation and production of Christian literature, commentaries, devotional and teaching books, and the revision of the Bible.




January 31


East Timor – A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off East Timor’s coast on December 6, 2008, shaking buildings and sending screaming residents running into the streets. Thank God that 93 percent of East Timor’s population are Christian. There are three ethnic groups and 20 different languages in East Timor. Pray for unity and godly leaders who rule according to Biblical principles. as their young country develops.


The Gambia – Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh is known for his regime’s systematic human rights abuses and ad-hoc ruling of the country, with few political checks preventing him from sudden and drastic policy changes. Pray for the salvation of President Jammeh and all other government leaders. Take authority over the spiritual principalities and powers that are keeping the Gambian people bound to Islam, and pray that all Gambians will accept Jesus as Saviour and Lord.


West Bank & Gaza Strip – Israel reopened its crossings on December 9, 2008 with Gaza to shipments of humanitarian aid and fuel since fighting erupted on November. 5. The violence has left a six-month-old truce in doubt. Iran’s former president, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said Muslim anger over the siege of the militant Hamas-run Gaza Strip will eventually explode and “burn” Israelis. Pray that all of the terrorist and persecution plots of all terrorist groups will not happen, and those who have done bad things to Christian Believers will be brought to justice. Pray for peace, calm and a fair resolution to the Gaza Strip siege. Pray for the safety and protection of all Christians in the West Bank and Gaza, and that the Kingdom of God will be established in this land.



◎原文瀏覽:The 10/40 Window Reporter January 2009 Edition


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