17 Oct

Pass it on!

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“I am one of the people who found Christ through your program.”

Wow—what a great introduction! Let’s hear more from this listener in Hungary:

“A friend of mine told me about how she had found life inside the Bible. Here, in this city, many people have come to know God through your program. We’re always talking to others about how wonderful we discovered God to be in the pages of His Word. God bless you for praying for me and my friends and for opening this new world to us.”

Need a reason to keep praying, World Prayer Team? Just remember these wonderful people in Hungary who are so grateful for your prayers.

Join us next week as we travel on our knees to Southeast Asia!

16 Oct

Welcoming those who are isolated

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If you live north of the equator, it’s winter today. Winter weather sometimes isolates us—like this brother from Serbia, on the Balkan Peninsula:

“I am writing to you in winter. The snow is so high that I cannot go to town anymore. But the fact that I am at home now for weeks gives me more time to study God’s Word and listen to the radio. I hear Thru the Bible in several languages—Bulgarian, Croatian, and Serbian—and each one gives me nuances of truth that I think about on long days. Thank you for comforting me with eternal understanding.”

This letter reminds us that many lonely people live all around us—some isolated by weather, some from relationships, and most isolated from God. Let’s pray they turn to God in their need.

Tomorrow we’ll be back on our knees in prayer for Hungary.

15 Oct

The fellowship of prayer

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“For three years, I traveled to my friend’s house every evening to listen to Thru the Bible.

That’s what one dedicated listener in Macedonia wrote. His testimony continues:

“It is a blessing for me to now have a radio again in my home. Listening to God’s Word taught every night, I receive peace. I will admit, however, that I miss my friend’s fellowship. After evenings of Bible study we pray together for this program to bless many and that many will decide to live according to what is preached on the radio program. And that includes us!”

Yes, and that includes us, too—doesn’t it?! Be encouraged that there are prayer warriors all around the world, praying together with us for many to come to Jesus through the study of His Word.

Tomorrow, we’ll travel to nearby Serbia.

14 Oct

Praying on the road across Hungary

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Do you ever meet with God in your car? If so you’re not alone!

Today we hear from a truck driver in Hungary who writes,

“This single life on the road is easier when you’re aware that you’re in God’s presence! It makes me very happy that I can listen to your program wherever I go. I do like to read the Bible, but I must admit that it is nicer when I can just listen as I drive—I have the feeling that Jesus himself is preaching to me.”

That’s a good word, isn’t it? As you travel today, why not use your car as your place to pray around the world?

We’re off to Macedonia next time.

13 Oct

To the family of faith around the world

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World Prayer Team—our numbers and impact are increasing! Recently we heard this from a new sister in Croatia:

“God’s blessing to all who cooperate in prayer on behalf of lost souls. I am a newly converted Christian, brought into the family of faith by the precious Lord Jesus and His praying family. I ask the Lord to pour out His abundant blessings which He has promised to those who have made themselves available to Him to serve as His shepherds, increasing and strengthening His flock. Unto our Lord Jesus Christ to whom belongs praise and authority throughout eternity. Amen. The Lord be with you!”

From her lips to God’s ears! Keep praying, World Prayer Team—and if you can, invite more people to join in our mission!

Tomorrow, let’s pray over Hungary.

10 Oct

Encouragement from Egypt

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Today our global prayer journey continues in Egypt where we meet with Ghaly, a Thru the Bible listener who encourages us with God’s Word.

He says:

“May God bless you for bringing us hope. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 tells us: ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.’ And that’s true! Although life is hard for Christians in my country, your teaching is enriching us and helping us look to God for our eternal reward. To Him be the glory forever!”

To God be the glory, indeed! Let’s pray for Ghaly and all Christians in Egypt. May God give them the strength and courage to stand for Him today.

Join us on Monday as we travel to Croatia.

09 Oct

Singing God’s praises in Yemen

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Welcome to Yemen. While reports from the Middle East are often spiritually dark and filled with news of violence, we’re happy to introduce to you Hameed, a listener whose life has been changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

He writes:

“Praise be to God! I will sing His praises forever. Because of Him, I am a new man, and the old is gone forever. Thank you for programs that teach me to worship Him more. Please pray that more people in Yemen will turn from their sin and praise our Lord.”

Yes! Let’s join Hameed in praying that more people in Yemen will ask the Lord into their hearts and homes. And let’s ask God to use the broadcasting of His Word to change the minds of those who oppose Him.

The journey continues in Egypt tomorrow on World Prayer Today.

08 Oct

Prayer for the persecuted

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As we make our way through the Middle East this week, let’s stop and pray for all of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted because of their faith in Christ.

This letter from Abdullah in Egypt is just one of many we receive each day from listeners requesting prayer:

“Your lessons are the light which is shining on my path in life. I have been suffering because of my faith in Christ and all of my family is against me. They want me to return to Islam, but I am willing to die for my Lord and not go back to the darkness of the past! You are helping me to understand the Word more and to love my Lord and live my life for Him. Pray for me, please.”

Thanks for your prayers and partnership on this journey! Join us tomorrow in Yemen.

07 Oct

“We are supposed to be Muslim…”

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Today we travel to the spiritually dark country of Algeria, where we meet with a young lady named Lamia who says:

“I’m 13 years old, and for six months I’ve listened to Thru the Bible in Kabyle. Jesus’ words fill me with love and I feel His presence in my life. However, I do not know how to follow Him, because my eyes do not see Him. My friends think I am crazy because we are supposed to be Muslim. But I have never had a father and would like God to be this for me. Please tell me how.”

Isn’t that great? Let’s lift up Lamia and all young people in Algeria who want to know God. Let’s pray the broadcasting of His Word will answer their questions and His Spirit will guide their hearts.

The journey through the Middle East continues tomorrow.

06 Oct

Praying for open hearts in Iran

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Today we travel to the mysterious country of Iran. As you can imagine, it’s difficult to follow Christ in a country where more than 99% of the people are Muslim.

That’s why we were so excited to hear that God’s Word is making inroads here. As one young man recently wrote,

“I listen to your program often. I am a Muslim, not a Christian, but I love Jesus very much. Please pray for me as this makes me very confused.”

And a young woman emailed us not long ago, saying,

“I was raised Muslim, but am thankful to know more about Jesus Christ. I wonder if there is more to Him than I previously believed. Please tell me more.”

Let’s ask God to continue to bless the broadcasting of His Word in Iran. And let’s pray that more hearts and minds will be open to His truth.

Tomorrow’s stop: Algeria. Please join us.

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