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Jumaa Prayer

for the Muslims of Africa and beyond

West Africa Advanced School of Theology

December 18, 2015

Intercede for the Muslim World!

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the
Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! (Ps. 117, ESV)

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

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Please pray that the presidential elections, to be held December 27, would take
place in peace. In October, elections were postponed because of violence, and Muslim-Christian tension continues.
(Christian is used loosely in CAR to designate any non-Muslim.) Pray that true followers of Jesus would shine as
bright lights to draw many hurting and weary people to Him.
NIGER: Last week we prayed concerning the school closings in a southern city after terrorist threats had been
received. Pray for peace in this town on Friday (Dec. 18) as it hosts a national holiday celebration under tight security.
Pray that the schools can then reopen. Intercede for the pastors and churches in this city and throughout Niger, that
they would stand firm and faithfully testify of the One who brings lasting peace.
THE GAMBIA: This past Thursday, December 10, President Jammeh of The Gambia declared this tiny West African
nation an Islamic Republic. Recently we have prayed for workers in this 90% Muslim land, that they would have favor
and freedom to minister here. An Islamic Republic by definition operates under sharia (Islamic) law, and the
implications for this nation are yet unknown. Please continue to intercede for those serving here. Pray for God's peace
and wisdom for them, and for miraculous favor in obtaining land for various projects.

In the News
As refugees stream into European nations from Muslim-majority countries, the Christians among them are finding as
much persecution in the camps as they did at home. Many, especially those from Muslim backgrounds, are bullied,
beaten, and threatened with death, to the point where they have left camps or safe houses and even returned to their
own countries. Please intercede for our brothers and sisters, that they might be encouraged and cling to Jesus. Pray
that the Lord would fill them with His love as they live among persecutors. May those around them be touched as they
see Jesus reflected in their lives. For more about their situation in camps in Germany, see http://bit.ly/1Ygjf9e.

From Global Initiative*

Pray for Romanian workers who serve in Muslim countries. Some serve in closed areas where they are in constant
danger or must even leave family members at home because of certain restrictions. Pray that the Lord will give them
fruit for their labors and that their quiet presence would speak loudly to those around them.

For Muslim Women**

Pray that Christian teachers will have opportunity to share the real meaning of Christmas with Muslim students.
Intercede for girls in Nigeria who are under pressure to give their lives for the cause of jihad. Boko Haram has been
using more female suicide bombers. On Wednesday, 5 girls, between the ages of 9 and 13, detonated bombs at a
security checkpoint in the city of Maiduguri, killing themselves and 1 other person. Pray that the Lord would provide
miraculous ways of escape and reveal himself and His truth to these who are being deceived and destroyed.
Prayer Resources
*Global Initiative is a ministry of Assemblies of God World Missions, USA. Visit http://globalinitiativeinfo.com/ for information
about praying for Muslims and weekly requests.
**Muslim women need your prayers! You can join a prayer network and receive regular requests at http://sayhelloinfo.com/.
For suggestions on starting a prayer group, see http://waastjumaa.blogspot.com/2014/09/waast-jumaa-prayer-groups.html.
For news updates concerning persecuted Christians, visit http://morningstarnews.org/, http://worldwatchmonitor.org/, and
For the 2015 World Watch List of countries where Christians are most persecuted, and prayer requests, see http://bit.ly/1zWfwMb.
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/.