Prayer updates – bits and pieces

In case you are praying for Southern Afghanistan, here is a useful map…

Area around Lashkar Gah, Southern Afghanistan

That image is from The Star.

I am not taking sides. My prayers are intended to remove sin and disempower death and destroy the works of the devil. How that plays out in the real world is not something I can predict or control.

Through what Jesus Christ did on the cross, I am opposing the devil in order to protect people. Every year in the Hajj the participants throw stones at the devil

One of three huge stones representing the devil at Mina

That image is from the BBC in 2006. You can read more about that ritual.

Hajj – Pilgrims stoning the devil

The image above is from The Star.

I want to see people become free, free to think, free to govern themselves, free to make a future for themselves and their families. I am not imposing any foreign religion, not imposing any foreign culture.

As far as I know the goal in this region is to get the elders back into a position of authority…

With Taliban and Afghan government leaders taking the first, tentative steps toward possible reconciliation, and southern villagers in some areas more willing to take part in traditional governing councils — called shuras the situation may not be as hopeless as many here think.

(the local) leadership, and their structures, have been degraded, going back to Soviet times (in the 1970s).” – The Star.


He cautioned that it may take up to a year for the most violent areas around Kandahar to become stable…

The problem we have here is that so many elders have been killed or driven out. You need leadership at a village level and you need the elders to step up to the plate, this is absolutely vital for the process to go ahead.” – The Independant

Praying for the USA

And with respect to praying for the USA, I am going to go ahead with that.

I’m praying over a non-political map (in other words it has no reference to which political party currently holds which of the 51 states). My only goal is to believe in Jesus Christ – that He cancelled out sin, He destroyed death and He destroyed the works of the devil and He destroyed the devil too.

With these spiritual shifts in the USA things are certain to change. HOW that plays out in real life… we will just have to wait and see. Here is an example of a non-political which map I will use…


Stay focussed on the real issue

Although countries fight one another, and people struggle with one another… the real focus should not be killing one another, the real focus should be this:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,

but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. – Ephesians 6:12

DRC rape situation

If you are praying for the

This week, wherever you live or work, take a moment to look around a crowded room. Image interviewing ALL the people – men and women – and hearing that half of the women in that crowded room have been raped, and one quarter of the men in that room have been raped.

Please pray. It is your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross which overcomes the evil of this world.

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. – 1 John 5:4

God bless you!

This is a part of a series…

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.


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