Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we lift up the nation of Iran to you today. There are many people in this nation who are distressed. There are also many people who have turned their backs to Islam as a religion that doesn’t offer anything to hope for. Your word tells us that the religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. We pray that those who do know Jesus, will be wonderful examples of this love and compassion. We pray that those who don’t yet know Jesus, will recognize the pollution that comes from Islam, and instead turn to seek Jesus (The Bible, James 1:27).
We pray for the poor people struggling for survival in Burkina Faso. Let all these dear brothers and sisters place their faith in You. We pray that they accept they need not depend on what they are or the things that they own but depend on You. We thank You Lord for choosing the people in the world think that they are poor. You chose those whom people in the world considered poor to be rich in faith. We pray for the Churches to accept both rich and the poor alike and set an example for others. We pray that they declare that You have chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom You promised those who love You (The Bible, James 2:5).