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West Africa Advanced School of Theology 21 February 2014 Jumaa Prayer for the Muslims of
West Africa Advanced School of Theology
21 February 2014
Jumaa Prayer
for the Muslims of Africa and beyond

Intercede with Us for the Muslim World!

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—the LORD, who remains faithful forever (Psalm 146:5-6, NIV). Muslims believe in a Creator God who formed the earth and everything in it, including mankind. But a Creator who seeks to be intimately involved in their lives—such a concept is foreign to them. Pray this week that God will open their eyes of these precious people and show them that they have been created to receive His love and to give Him glory!*

Today's Prayer Requests: From Students, Alumni, and Missionaries

BURKINA FASO: An alumnus asks us to intercede for two requests: (1) Pray for two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, who were baptized in water this past Sunday. The 17-year-old girl's father participated in the hajj last year. Pray for their spiritual growth and that they may be powerful witnesses to their families. (2) Pray that the town where this pastor ministers, in the central part of the country, would be won to Jesus. WAAST: A new semester begins on Monday, and Jumaa Prayer meetings with the students will resume. Please pray that many will join us to learn about and pray for Muslims. Pray that the Lord will help them to then motivate their church members to pray for and reach out to their Muslim neighbors.

In the News

This past week, in the small Southeast Asian nation of Brunei, 300 representatives of private schools were informed of a new law that bans teaching children about or exposing them to worship activities of any religion other than Islam. Infractions carry a heavy fine and/or prison term. The new law goes into effect in April as part of the first phase of implementing sharia law. Publishing and distributing any materials counter to Islam is also a crime. Please pray for the Sultan of Brunei and the other officials, that God will touch their hearts even as they seek to impose this system. Pray for those who follow Jesus, that they will have opportunities and boldness to share His love. For more information, see

World Watch List: Pray for the Persecuted**

An Islamic monarchy of nearly 30 million people, Saudi Arabia is ranked #6 in the severity of persecution of Christians. Nearly all those considered Christians are expatriates, and evangelical believers are a very small fraction of this number. They can meet only privately, cannot share their faith, and face harassment. Turning from Islam to Issa (Jesus) is punishable by death. Pray for the few followers of Issa and for their witness. See more information and requests at http://bit.ly/MrJ2YO.

For Muslim Women***

Pray that Muslim-background believing women will have special Spirit-inspired, anointed opportunities to shine the love of Jesus into the lives of their unbelieving spouses and children this week.

Prayer Resources

*Praying for Muslims: A Guide for Effective Intercession offers many insights concerning Islam and a different prayer subject each Friday. This week we pray that Muslims will see the reality that their Creator longs for relationship: http://bit.ly/1bdzziY.

**Open Doors publishes an annual list ranking the 50 nations where persecution against Christians is most severe. See the full 2014 World Watch List at http://bit.ly/1i4B034. Click on the name of a country to read the country profile and prayer requests.

***Muslim women need your prayers! You can join a prayer network and receive regular requests at http://sayhelloinfo.com/.

For a list of resources for prayer groups, see http://tinyurl.com/waastjumaa.

Find information and prayer requests concerning Muslims around the world at http://www.30-days.net/.

How should we pray for those imprisoned for their faith? Read http://www.elam.com/articles/How-to-pray-for-those-in-prison/. For news updates concerning persecuted Christians, visit http://morningstarnews.org/ and http://www.releaseinternational.org/.

For prayer requests, visit http://www.opendoorsusa.org/pray/ and http://www.persecution.com/public/pray.aspx. To help you answer Muslims' questions about Jesus and the Bible, explore http://answeringislam.org/.