Day 1 – Intercession and God’s light
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. – Acts 9:1-3
Jesus said “You have heard it said, ‘Love you neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:44-45a
Pray that the church throughout the world would follow Jesus’ words to love and pray for their enemies. Pray that the church wouldn’t just sit back and watch a physical war take place but that they would fight with the most powerful weapons: prayer, fasting and love. Saul was a perfect example of a man who thought he was doing the will of God but was mistaken. Many of the ISIS members as well think they are doing the will of God. Pray that, like Paul, they would see the light of Christ. Pray also that in the presence of this light all darkness would have to flee. Pray that the light of Christ would expose all lies and reveal Jesus.
- Let your light shine in the darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsHgl-RMvfY
- Light of the world (Matt Redman): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtFyOyqoiFo
- Shine, Jesus, Shine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3iB30gCqAc