2016 April

The Lord Has Not Given You a Spirit of Fear

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you! ’ —John 20:19   Lord Jesus, Emmanuel, we pray against the spirit of fear among your children in Qatar. May all your disciples experience your supernatural presence and peace every day.        

Prayer Births Great Things

“Anything creative, anything powerful, anything biblical, insofar as we are participants in it, originates in prayer.” -Eugene Peterson What an exciting thought.  We serve a mighty, powerful, creative and good God.  Prayer is our primary means of communication with Him. Dear Jesus, we lift up Qatar to you. Thank you that you have Sons and Daughters in that land, both Qatari and expatriate. I pray that you would strengthen them today. For those who are struggling with fear, or discouragement, or are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus, I pray that you would surround them with your peace and presence. Meet…

The Fruit of the Spirit

“Prayer is nourished and flourishes when it is firmly rooted in the creative and redemptive word of the living God.” – Eugene Peterson   Today, as we pray for Qatar, start your prayers by asking God to give you a Scripture to pray from. Read through the Scripture three times slowly, asking God to show you how to turn that Scripture into a prayer. An example:   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” —Galatians 5:22-23   Father, I pray today that your Church…

The Women Seeking God

‘Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord! ’ And she told them that he had said these things to her. ’ —John 20:18 Lord, your ways are truly not our ways and your thoughts not ours. Thank you for breaking the cultural code of the time and appeared first to a woman who was seeking you outside the tomb. We pray for all the seeking women in Qatar to see you as the Risen Lord.