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就是現在!急需為伊拉克的選舉禱告

 
 

為發出警訊的伊拉克緊急代禱

就是現在!急需為伊拉克的選舉禱告

 

2010年3月7日,伊拉克預計將舉行國會大選,這次選舉不但決定在長期戰後由誰引領國家向前,也檢測聯合部隊持續轉交管理權給伊拉克軍隊的國家安全情況。

 


 

自2003年後,「主權獨立伊拉克」首次選舉將於2007年3月7日進行,並被視為對國家未來的關鍵性選舉。

遜尼派(Sunnis)為了抗議什葉派(Shiite)政府抵制2005年選舉,已經有針對2010年選舉的指控,選舉將因不法手段受影響,由於500位候選人被指稱與社會復興黨【過去與薩達姆‧海珊(Saddam Hussien)有政治聯繫】有關連,而遭到禁止參選,以致一些遜尼派人士發起另一次杯葛選舉的行動。

2010年2月18日由蓋達組織(al-Qaeda)策動的自殺攻擊,被認為欲抗議即將到來的選舉。這起爆炸事件造成11人死亡,也引發一些候選人臆測是否國家要邁入新的內戰。

在伊拉克各地的聯合部隊開始移交安全管理職責給伊拉克軍隊的過程中,在巴格達數十起的自殺炸彈攻擊頻傳,大多被認為是為了對抗什葉派由蓋達組織發動的炸彈攻擊。

伊拉克部隊於2010年2月從事重大的反暴動演習,就是為了防備大選期間可能發生的動亂,這些嚴格的操練是與聯合武裝部隊合作共同指揮的。

如果選舉於2010年3月10日按計劃進行,在這歷史的關鍵時機,本次選舉結果不僅會決定帶領國家前進的領袖,也測試伊拉克安全部隊是否可以維持秩序。

誠如一位伊拉克的新聞記者提到:「隨著2010年3月7日大選的臨近,新的聯盟、分裂、衝突、不確定性決定了巴格達的政治風潮。」

2010年「敞開門戶全球守望名單」中,伊拉克被列於第17個嚴重迫害基督徒國家,根據「國際世界之窗網絡」(Windows International Network)《第九屆禱告穿透世界之窗行動》的禱告行事曆安排(針對全球恐佈主義與世界宗教的禱告月曆),為伊拉克的禱告日在每月第15日。

 

代禱事項

1.求主引導伊拉克進入這國家的命定,禱告神的旨意和計畫行在伊拉克如同行在天上。為神揀選的國家領導者和所有權柄代禱,使他們能謙卑、正直、不貪婪來服事國家。(但以理書2:21)

2.選舉過程充滿平安,投票公正公平,選舉中沒有貪污賄賂,民眾能平和地接受投票結果。求神立即停止遜尼派與什葉派穆斯林之間的流血衝突,求聖靈使兩個教派的百姓認罪,並且明白他們需要一位救主,禱告他們永遠地相信和倚靠耶穌基督。(以賽亞書9:7;哥林多後書7:10;羅馬書3:23)

3.求主保護聯合部隊,賜給他們智慧來維持安全秩序,不會有篡奪控管的情況。禱告伊拉克軍隊在巡邏與監管選舉時有洞察辨別力,並且守護百姓免於恐怖攻擊。(詩篇144:2)

4.禱告恐怖份子策劃的陰謀不能成就,也無法訴諸行動。(馬可福音4:22)

5.位在伊拉克的蓋達組織立即瓦解,禱告主能向蓋達組織的首腦顯現,透過與耶穌基督建立個人的關係,轉化他們的生命。當他們成為基督的跟隨者之後,在伊拉克與全世界榮耀祂的聖名。(約翰福音3:3)

6.求主今日就在這國家大能的運行,釋放男女、孩童從伊斯蘭教中得到永遠的自由,吸引民眾與耶穌基督建立個人救主的關係。(歌羅西書1:3)

7.求主護衛信徒,激勵他們靠著主,倚賴祂的大能大力作剛強的人。(以弗所書6:10)為他們在伊拉克有膽量分享神國度的福音禱告,求主供應他們一切所需用的都充足。(以弗所書6:13、19;腓立比書4:19)

8.神的國大能的降臨在伊拉克,充滿神蹟、奇事、異能、異夢、與異象。(馬太福音6:10)

 

資料來源:英國廣播公司BBC News,庫德先驅新聞Kurdish Herald,世界論壇World Tribune.com

 

 

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Emergency Prayer Alert-IRAQ

IRAQI ELECTIONS - Urgent Prayer Needed Now!

WIN PRAYER ALERT

Iraq plans to hold parliamentary elections on March 7, 20l0. This election will not only determine who will be leading the nation forward in the aftermath of a long war, but also test the nations security as Allied troops continue to transfer control to Iraqi forces.


 

Iraqi elections scheduled for March 7, 2010, the first since 2003 “in a fully sovereign Iraq,” are considered critical to the future of the nation.

 

The 2005 elections were boycotted by Sunnis in protest of the Shiite government and Allied presence. There have already been accusations that the 2010 election will be tampered with illegally and some Sunnis are calling for another boycott after 500 candidates were banned because of alleged ties with the Baath Party (Which was Saddam Husseins political affiliation).

 

A suicide attack on February 18, 2010 by al-Qaeda is believed to have been an attempt to protest the upcoming election. The bombing killed 11 people and caused some candidates to wonder if the nation is approaching a new civil war.

 

Dozens of suicide bombings have been carried out in Baghdad and throughout Iraq as Allied troops have begun the process of transferring security duties to Iraqi forces. Many of the bombings were against Shiites and most were believed to be the work of al-Qaeda.

 

Iraqi troops engaged in “major counter-insurgency” exercises in February 2010 in order to prepare for possible violence during the elections. These drills were conducted in cooperation with Allied military forces.

 

If the elections takes place as planned on March 7, 2010, the results will not only determine who will lead the nation forward at this critical juncture in its history, but could also test the ability of Iraqi security forces to maintain order.

 

As one Iraqi journalist noted, “New alliances, divisions, conflict, and uncertainty define the political climate in Baghdad as the parliamentary elections scheduled for 7 March 2010 approach.”

 

Iraq is ranked as the 17th worst persecutor of Christians on the Open Doors World Watch List 2010 and appears on Day 15 of the Window International Network Praying Through the Window 9: Global Terrorism and World Religions prayer calendar.

 

PRAY FOR:

  • the Lord to guide Iraq toward the destiny He has planned for it. Pray for His Purpose and will to be done in Iraq as it is in Heaven. Pray for His choices for head of state and in all leadership positions, pray they will serve the nation in humility, without greed, and with integrity. (The Bible, Daniel 2:21)

 

  • peace throughout the election process. Pray for fair voting, no corruption in the election at all, and for the results to be peacefully accepted by the public. Pray for an immediate end to the bloody conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Pray for both groups to be convicted by the Holy Spirit and realize their need for a Savior. Pray for them to put their faith and trust permanently in Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Isaiah 9:7; II Corinthians 7:10; Romans 3:23)

 

  • the Lord to protect Allied forces and give them wisdom in maintaining order without usurping control. Pray for Iraqi security troops to use discernment in patrolling and monitoring the election and in keeping citizens safe from terrorist attacks. (The Bible, Psalm 144:2)

 

  • Pray every terrorist plot that is being planned will not work or be put into action (The Bible, Mark 4:22)

 

  • an immediate end to al-Qaeda in Iraq. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to the al-Qaeda leadership transforming their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and after they become followers of Christ they will be used to glorify His Name in Iraq and through the world. (The Bible, John 3:3)

 

  • the Lord to move powerfully in this nation, setting men, women and children free forever from Islam and drawing multitudes into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord today. (The Bible, Colossians 1:3)

 

  • the Lord to protect Believers and encourage them to stand strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might. (The Bible Ephesians 6:10) Pray for them to be bold in sharing the Good News of the Kingdom of God in Iraq. Pray for the Lord to provide all of their needs. (The Bible, Ephesians 613, 19; Philippians 4:19)

 

  • the Kingdom of God to come in great power in Iraq, with signs, wonders, miracles, dreams and visions. (The Bible, Matthew 6:10)

 

 

Sources: BBC News, Kurdish Herald, WorldTribune.com