Updated slightly: May 9, 2009
Perhaps you’ve been reading and you’re ready to begin uttering your amen to all the yes and amen promises that Jesus Christ has for you and for the word… but you’re not sure what to pray for?
Well… here is a graphic containing all the countries in the world which are involved in conflict. Pick a few and begin to see by faith – not by sight – the truth that you see for them in God’s scripture: that He loves everyone, that Christ is all and He is in all, that He took the sins of the world upon Himself, that His life has spread to everyone, that sin is set aside and death is annulled.
Go ahead, be salt and light to the world. This map is taken from the Reuters AlertNet interactive map website
Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network that aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe. It’s an almost daily visit for me to catch up on global crises, and according to its site, attracts over 3 million users a year.
Complementing initiatives such as Crisis in Darfur, though expanding it to a global scale, AlertNet has launched an interactive global map with information on conflict, food security, sudden disasters and health crises.
Though yet in beta, this is yet another example of technology helping non-experts visualise multiple & complex datasets on the state of the world today.
Based on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, zooming in on a region or country brings up alongside the map related information in the form of news stories and analysis from Reuters and other sources such as Human Rights Watch.
Would you like to intercede for peace in your country or in the world? All you need to do is get a map of the area you want to pray for and get this list of scriptures (or download the MS Word version) and speak each scripture out over the area you are praying for. It’s as easy as that.