Day 23 – Pray for Those in Leadership
So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” – John 8:28-29
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. – Luke 7:6-10
Pray for the structure beneath the leader. It is called an “Islamic State” because it is set up like a state. Below is a description of the leadership. Pray for each part to know the Lord. Pray that they too would have an understanding of the authority of Jesus just as the centurion. May Jesus find faith among them that makes him marvel!
- Two deputies of Iraq and Syria, formerly Abu Muslim al-Turkmani and Abu Ali al-Anbari, respectively, now dead. Pray that their replacements would come to Christ.
- 12 governors for each territory. They are responsible for directing the lower councils
Under each deputy are 12 governors for each territory and each run the lower councils
- The councils: The financial council regulates weapons and oil sales, making sure weapons and money are coming in at a smooth rate. The leadership council drafts laws and policies while the legal council decides on executions and recruitment. The military council is in charge of the defense of the state while the security council is the equivalent of a police force. The intelligence council ensures the military and all leaders get accurate information on the enemies of ISIS and the media council regulates the different forms of media.
- Overcome – Jeremy Camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP_XATZQ8sU
- Lead me to the Cross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_24IdbJ0Tw
- Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZiyqOjBAHA