Here are a couple of reports from Operation Mobilization’s December 2012 Global Prayer Update.
Syrian Refugee God Encounter
A man from a Christian relief team recently delivered food to a Syrian widow living in a rural Muslim village near the border. When the anxious widow opened her door to him, the Christian explained he had come out of love for God. She told him about an encounter the previous day.
While sleeping during the night, she heard a knock on the door. She responded but no one was there. After a while she heard the same knocking and went to sit next to the door, where she eventually fell asleep.
While she was sleeping someone put His hand on her shoulder. He said, “You have passed through a great pain. I experienced a great pain, also. But I will not leave you alone. Tomorrow, I will send you someone who will tell you about Me. Listen to him.”
The widow then began to weep and begged her Christian visitor to “tell me about this Person that I saw in my dream.” And so he did. He told her about Jesus.
God is Also at Work in North Africa
A believer in a North African country reports: A man I know went to Saudi Arabia to work and to seek God. One day during his time there, he got on a bus and the bus driver turned to him and said, “There is nothing for you here.” He eventually returned to our own country.
One day he was invited to visit the home of a Christian worker. In their home was a painting on the wall. He was amazed and asked, “Who is the man in the painting?” They told him it was Jesus. He replied, “No, that man is a bus driver in Saudi!”
- Pray for the ongoing work of many Churches and organizations reaching out to thousands of refugees.
- Pray in the midst of their dreadful hardship they would experience an encounter with the God who loves them.
- Pray with faith for God’s creative and unique ways of encountering people with the truth and reality of who He is.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus as the Son of God this Christmas season to many across the globe.