WAAST Prayer Guide – October 30, 2022
This week pray for WORKERS AMONG MUSLIMS
Muslim influence is growing in West and Central Africa as Islam is being deliberately spread through migration, politics, business, Islamic education—and terrorism. An increasing number of WAAST students and alumni minister among Muslim, and they face many challenges. Many of these pastors and workers sense God’s call to reach them; others are finding a growing number coming into their communities and need to respond to this reality. In many areas, pastors and church workers are helping to meet the needs of people displaced by jihadists attacks. Most of these refugees are Muslims, and, praise God, many have opened their hearts to Jesus as they have seen His love demonstrated. In some areas, workers face great opposition and must be very discreet as they share the gospel and ground new believers in the faith. Often they must help converts who have been rejected by their families and have nowhere to turn. In Muslim areas where churches are accepted, many pastors find that nearly all their members come from outside the community and have little interest in their Muslim neighbors. They must learn together to intercede for and reach out to these people for whom Christ died!
- that the Holy Spirit would give these workers divine opportunities, strategies, and wisdom to minister to Muslims around them;
- for patience and understanding as workers build relationships with Muslims, answer their questions, and guide them step by step to Jesus—a process that may take months or years;
- for favor on these servants with the authorities and people of the communities, and God’s protection over them and their families;
- for resources to disciple new converts and to help who have been cast out of their homes.