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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pray for Every Nation: The Bahamas and Bahrain

This series is based on the Radical Experiment by David Platt. You can find more information about my decision to join here. If you would like to participate, please let me know with a comment or email and feel free to grab the button on my sidebar. I hope this journey will enrich your prayer life as much as it does mine!

The Bahamas are a set of islands located in the Caribbean. Described as a materialistic culture, the country's prosperity can be contributed to it's tourism and international banking industry. Yet it's geography also allows the Bahamas to be a major transshipment point for illegal drugs and smuggling illegal migrants into the United States.

1. Pray that this country would loosen their massive grip on materialism and the people would turn their hearts from earthly treasures to heavenly ones. 

2. Pray that local Christians and missionaries would have the opportunity to evangelize to the people of the Bahamas and show them a different way of life, free from illegal activities.

(How fitting to be covering the Bahamas in prayer this week as my in-laws are down there enjoying the sun and sand. If you think of it, please pray for the envy forming in my heart at this very moment!) :)

Bahrain is also a set of islands, but located in the Middle East. Bahrain is on of the very few Muslim countries to have fairly relaxed religious freedoms - there has been little discrimination based on religious beliefs. However, tension still exists between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.

1. Pray that efforts might continue to spread God's word while they have this rare religious opening.

2. Pray tensions between Muslims may decrease and their ears would be open to the message of the gospel.

Please lift up these two countries in your prayer times this week! (Can you believe we finally made it through the "A's"?)


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