God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Kazakhstan grasp the Good News that Jesus will bless those who are faithful in this life! (Matthew 24:47)
I am Nasser, and I am from Afghanistan. When I was a teenager, my family fled The Taliban and went to Pakistan. I was from a well-to-do family, and my parents had money to send my siblings and I to learn English at a learning center there that some westerners taught at. One of the teachers played the guitar really well, and I hadn’t heard this instrument before – we have other kinds of instruments in Afghanistan. I asked him if he would come home with me to play the guitar at my house and have dinner with my family. Before beginning dinner, my father thought to honor our guest and his culture by asking him to thank Allah for the food. As the westerner prayed, it was the first time I felt peace in my entire tumultuous life — I looked at this man as he prayed, and I could see this overwhelming peace and joy, and I wanted it. As he finished praying, I heard him say in Urdu, “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” I knew then there must be some connection to Jesus and this guy’s peace and joy. In the coming weeks, that man led me to Christ, and then I led my family to Christ. We moved back to Afghanistan a couple years later, and by the grace of God we saw many Afghans come to faith in Christ, some even who are still in Afghanistan and remain a light under the current regime.
Please pray for the persecuted church in Afghanistan:
– to love their enemies
– to be filled with love and boldness to share the gospel, heal the sick and cast out demons
– to multiply disciples, churches, and leaders among every people and place in that country
“in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.” (Ephesians 3:12 ESV).
Lord God, grant your followers in Kazakhstan the boldness and confidence reserved for Sons and Daughters of the King as you reassure them not only of their salvation, but their commissioning as witnesses and ministers in this broken world. (Ephesians 3:12) Remove by your gentle spirit any lie or obstacle that would threaten the confidence with which these precious ones enter the Holy of Holies.
As you look at this image, how does God lead you to pray for these people?
“Prayer is not a preparation for the battle; it is the battle!” – Leonard Ravenhill
How could this quote inspire you to pray for Kazakhs? For yourself?
Use these resources to help pray specifically each day.
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Kazakhstan grasp the Good News that Jesus knowingly took one step after another toward Jerusalem knowing He would be condemned to death, mocked, flogged, crucified and then be raised on the third day! (Matthew 20:19)Read
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Kazakhstan grasp the Good News that Jesus' cross was the one place in the world's history in which your Father's justice AND mercy were simultaneously fulfilled as He was marred beyond human semblance, despised, rejected, sorrowful, acquainted with grief, smitten, afflicted, pierced, crushed, chastised, and anguished (Isaiah 52-53) so that WE don't have to be.Read