PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS
But when he saw the multitudes he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest (Matthew 9:36-38).
The Lord has put it on my heart to encourage you to pray for the nations and to share information with you that will strategically assist you in praying for the nations. We are admonished to pray for all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
There is such a stirring in my spirit man regarding evangelism so expect a spirit of evangelism to begin increase in this time & season. We are commissioned to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). We are all called to be a part of His plan to reach the nations. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it spring forth: so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
I would like to introduce you to the 1040 Window which is where the majority of the people of the world have not had a chance to hear the gospel; they live in an area that stretches across North Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia. It is described as a rectangular shaped window it is between 10 degrees north to 40 degrees north of the equator. (Wagner, Peter and Wilson, eds., p.11). The 1040 Window contains the majority of people who follow the three main religious blocs of Islam, Hinduism (over 700 million), and Buddhism (over 150 million). In these nations are 100 gateway cities and over 1700 unreached people groups with distinct language and cultural characteristics. We must cry out in strategic prayer for these nations and unreached people.
I would like to encourage you to visit the link below and begin praying for the nations, they select different nations to pray for so please join us in standing in the gap that others may come to know Him.
Below are some prayer formats to follow:
I pray that the veil has covered the (name) people would be destroyed (Isaiah 25:7) and that they would turn from darkness to light and from Satan to you, the living God (Acts 36:18). I pray that the Assyrian's yoke would be taken from off of the (name) people and that a burden would be lifted from off of their shoulders, for this is your purpose for the (name) People and for all the earth (Isaiah 14:24 -17:14).
I pray that you would send forth labourers into the harvest of the (name) people
(Matthew 9:38). Raise up apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers for the (name) people that they may hear the Gospel (Colossians 4:3-4). Lord we believe you open doors that no man can shut (Revelation 3:8) Amen...
Let your Kingdom come and your will be done on behalf of the name people
(Matthew 6:10). Deliver them and purge away their sins for your Name?s sake
(Psalm 79:11). Build your church among the (name) people and the gates of hell will not be able to prevail (Matthew16:18). Go before your anointed and make the crooked places straight. Break in pieces the gates of brass and cut asunder the bars of iron (Isaiah 45:2). Open a door of utterance among the (name) people (Colossians: 4:3). Let the Gospel be fully preached among them with signs following (Roman15:18-19).
Hid in Christ we stand clothed in full armor and righteousness of God to pray, travail and war against the thrones, dominions, principalities, and rulers of darkness over (name) people. We submit to the authority, righteousness and government of God and decree this same humility, redemption, deliverance and salvation for our brothers and sisters among the (name) people.
Led by the spirit of Man of War, we outrank, outflank and ambush satan and his cohorts, nobles, princes and strongmen. We walk this region, decerning, interceding, reclaiming and possessing that land for the Kingdom of God. We raise the bloodstained banner of Christ against the destroyer;
We tear down, uproot, throw annihilate and obliterate your desolations, abominations, high places foul altars, fortresses, strongholds and works and we loose the fire, wrath and indignation of God upon you. We blanket the innocent, fatherless and windows in the blood of Jesus protect and defend them as entrance to the Kingdom is ministered to them.
We prophesy to the four winds concerning the (name) people. Let there be a flood of the blood of Jesus that washes over the land covering every high place and filling every crevice.
We rise up the roar of the Lion of the tribe of Judah on behalf of these people. Let this roar bring a mighty rushing wind of change to purge, blow, and sweep and cleanse the minds of (name) people.
Let your glory be declared among the (name) people, and your wonders among all the (name) people (Psalms 96:5). For you Lord are high above all the earth. Thou art exalted above the all gods (Psalm 97:9) Amen.
Blessing & Love,
Reference: John Eckhardt's A House Of Prayer for all Nations