Matthew 5:39 “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Among the Zarma, a predominantly Muslim culture, all who confess Christ will face persecution. Pray that those who come to Christ will stand firm in their faith and in the face of persecution.
All church multiplication movements have submitted themselves to the authority of God’s Word. Pray for Nigerien Christians to have a passion for God’s Word. Pray God’s Word will become more available and that people will submit themselves to it.
Matthew 5:37 “But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.” Among the Zarma, men’s groups called Fadas are common. Men of varying ages come together for nightly gatherings to share life. Pray for men of peace to be found within the Fadas, individuals who practice genuine hospitality and display a joyful spirit who would be open to the gospel.
It’s Monday…ONE day! Would you please send an email to ONE praying friend, asking him/her to consider signing up for daily, strategic, brief prayer emails at www.PrayforNiger.org? Make sure he/she knows that a Disciple Making Movement has never happened except in the midst of extraordinary prayer. In other words, make sure your friend knows how eternally important his/her contribution of prayer will be! Thank you for sharing the opportunity to pray for Niger.
I John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them [the spirits of this world], because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Our prayer today is that the spirit of God will overcome the spirits of the world for the Nigerien people.
Most church multiplication movements have had family based conversion patterns. Pray for breakthrough, that individuals will soon find powerful ways to engage entire families simultaneously with the gospel; that whole families might come to the Lord at once and benefit greatly from their long-term relational support.
Matthew 5:29 “If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” The Zarma are a people following a false religion, trying to accomplish righteousness apart from Jesus. Pray that thousands will come to understand their sin and God’s grace, and will receive salvation through Jesus Christ and desire to live obediently for him.
As the Pray for Niger global prayer movement grows, our desire is to partner with other churches that support mission work in Niger. Pray for church relationships and partnerships to develop and grow as the Pray for Niger ministry moves forward.
1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 “For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive. But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” Pray that the Nigerien people would see purity in the motives of those who proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Most church multiplication movements in history were marked by bold fearless faith. Ask God to empower Nigerien Christians to echo and live the prayer of early church believers in Acts 4:29-30): “And now, Lord, look upon their hearts and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Matthew 5:23-24 “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
As Muslims, the Zarma hope that their good deeds outweigh the bad to increase their chance of going to heaven. Pray that many will come to an understanding of God’s grace through the amazing gift of His son, Jesus.
Multiple media distribution outlets such as email, Twitter, Facebook and others are being utilized for the Pray for Niger global prayer movement. Pray that these outlets will be effective in reaching thousands of faithful prayer warriors who will commit to lift the people of Niger to the throne of God.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” The Nigerien people know worldly trouble. Pray that they find God’s overcoming peace.
Every church multiplication movement in history has had rapid reproduction, appropriate for the true urgency of the world knowing Christ. Pray God gives discernment to Christians in Niger, that they might pursue the essence of the church. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Matthew 5:18 “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. ”The Zarma seek truth from false religions, but do not know the God of the Bible, the author of life itself. Pray that the Zarma will come to know the one true God and his son, Jesus Christ, and that they will hunger for every word of the Bible.
The vision for Pray for Niger is to spread the gospel message to all Nigeriens. Our key focus is on the Zarma as they are a people of great influence politically, socially, and economically. Pray that the name of Jesus would be made famous among the Zarma and all the people of Niger.
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Pray that the Nigerien people feel the power of God and receive salvation.