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“Prayer is the pulse of life; by it the doctor can tell what is the condition of the heart. The sin of prayerlessness is a proof for the ordinary Christian or minister that the life of God in the soul is in deadly sickness and weakness.” – Andrew Murray

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” – Ephesians 6:18

VOM-USA Prayer Update for May 24, 2013
On Thu. May 23 2013 at 03:19 PM Moderator wrote:
Sierra Leone–150 New Christians Baptized
Source: VOM Sources

Matthew 28:19-20

A VOM worker reports that 150 new believers were baptized recently in the village of Kaboreh, and 80 of them are converts from Islam. VOM has provided bicycles, motorbikes, megaphones and Bibles to Christian leaders in this village, and they have seen many of their former persecutors come to faith in Christ. Among the new converts are four village chiefs, all of whom were formerly Muslim. As a result of their conversions, the few remaining Muslims have said they will no longer obey them. Pray that these new believers will trust in Christ despite facing pressure to return to Islam. Pray also for the continued protection of evangelists in Sierra Leone.[/quote]

China–House Church Pressured to Join TSPM
Source: VOM Sources

Hebrews 10:24-25

A house church in Panzihua City, Sichuan province, is under intense pressure to join the government-approved Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church. In April 2013, police and officials from the Department of Religion surrounded the church, expelled everyone from the building and sealed the door with an official document stating that the church was closed and that members must worship only in TSPM churches. The church was left without a pastor in 2012 after he died from breathing fumes from a poorly ventilated gas heater. The pastor’s widow, who has been leading the church, has been pressured by authorities to sign a document stating that the church willingly agreed to merge with the TSPM church. She has refused to sign the document. VOM has provided this church with Bibles and other materials.[/quote]

Turkmenistan–International Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syrian Church
Source: Forum 18 News

Isaiah 55:11

Two Christians in a village in the eastern Lebap region were fined more than two months’ average local wages recently after police and state religious affairs officials raided their homes as well as those of other believers, Forum 18 News reports. The raids, which occurred after police were informed that a church member was reading Christian literature at work, resulted in the confiscation of Bibles and other Christian literature. The judge reportedly told one of the fined church members, “If you want to know about God, read the Koran.” Muslim leaders in Turkmenistan often serve a dual role as state religious affairs officials. Pray for believers in Turkmenistan, who are under constant threat of raids and confiscation of Christian materials.[/quote]

North Korea–VOM Project

Pray for an upcoming balloon launch that will carry 352,000 gospel flyers into North Korea. Last year the North Korean government began telling its citizens that the flyers coming from South Korea are coated with poison. Two years ago they mobilized an entire army unit in an effort to gather flyers launched from China. The North Korean government clearly views the flyers as a risk to its control of information. Pray that these flyers will fall into the right hands and that many North Koreans will come to know Christ.[/quote]

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Open Doors Launches Worldwide Prayer Weekend

“Millions of Christians worldwide are being persecuted for their faith. Every day believers face torture, imprisonment or loss of their lives simply because they are Christians.

What would it be like to walk in their shoes? Hebrews 13:3 tells us to “remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

Thousands of young people from countries around the world will participate in SHOCKWAVE this weekend to support suffering believers…” Read More>>

Source : Christian News Wire

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Prayers of the Presidents – George Washington

A Prayer for Guidance

O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul…. Read more

Source : BeliefNet

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Indonesia–Church Closed in Bandung


Source: VOM Sources

1 Kings 8:28–30

Officials in Bandung, Indonesia, have closed the Indonesia Christian Huria Church (HKI), forcing its 200 members to worship elsewhere. On Oct. 23, 2012, Bandung’s vice regent ordered authorities to seal the HKI building after prominent area Muslims pressured residents to withdraw approval for the church building. They posted a sign on the front of the building reading, “This building … is sealed.” Under Indonesian law, churches must obtain 60 signatures of local non-Christians in order to get a building and operating permit. The 15-year-old church in Bandung had obtained 77 signatures of non-Christian neighbors before several were pressured to withdraw their support. Church members must now travel more than half an hour through heavy traffic to attend church on the other side of the city of 2.4 million. This is the latest in an alarming trend of church closures on West Java, some of which have been accompanied by violent protests.

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Prayer Ministries Announces ’40 Days of Prayer’ event

Church of God congregations are encouraged to participate in the upcoming 40 Days to Save America national call to prayer, fasting and repentance, beginning September 28.

The national election will be the focus, 40 days prior to the national election. Doug Small, Coordinator for Prayer Ministries, is urging Church of God congregations to join the National Prayer Committee and other national prayer organizations from September 28 to November 6.

Dave Butts, chairman of America’s Prayer Committee, along with Shirley Dobson, the leader of the National Day of Prayer has partnered with many denominations, and national prayer organizations – to call the nation to prayer… Full article here

Source : Faith News

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Upper Room Felowship – “In the Light Of The Cross”

“I would like to report to you that God is moving powerfully all over the world in the midst of Christ’s disciples. If there is a King there is a Kingdom too. The King is about to return to display His beautiful Kingdom. Therefore it is imperious for all of us, as Jesus’ precious disciples, to re-prioritize our priories and make ‘seek first His kingdom and His righteousness’ our main life’s objective.

As I shared with you in January 2012 in our Grand Prayer we are continuing to ask God to help the Church to conquers new territories, new cities, new states, new countries, and new cultures for his Kingdom. We like and pray to be part of what God’s DOING & WORKING in all of these, especially when it comes to being a disciple and making disciples..

Specifically:

•We need the fulfillment of God’s promises upon our lives.
•We need God’s promised provisions to be fulfilled in us.
•We need God’s wisdom and spiritual discernment.
•We need protection from the enemy over our ministries, families, and churches.
•We ask God for new disciples to ENROLL in the ADT to be transformed by the Word and by the Spirit.

As always, we deeply thank you for your support in prayers, fasting and for your financial donations.

With LOVE in HIS Service,

Valy Vaduva”

In the Light of the Cross July 2012

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Senator Calls For ‘Reawakening’ in U.S.

The United States is in the middle of a “spiritual crisis” and needs a “reawakening.” So says Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

“I think our problems, though, are worse and deeper and more profound than just political leaders can correct. I think we really are in a spiritual crisis as a country. And we need a reawakening. We need a revival,” CBS reported Paul as saying during a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington.

Paul, the Libertarian son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, also said America is at a “crossroads.”

“I think we are wavering. And there are many moral issues that confront us,” Paul said, vowing to work in the Senate for laws that make abortion more difficult…” Read more

Source : http://www.faithnews.cc

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Indonesian people group gets New Testament after 200 years

Indonesia (MNN) — The Helong people of Timor, Indonesia heard about Christ 300 years ago. But in all that time, they’ve never had the Scriptures in their language. Now The Seed Company says in a group effort between translators, farmers, professors, and pastors, the Helong just celebrated a complete translation of the New Testament. Pray that more will follow Christ now that they know He speaks their language.
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/17391

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