Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Please pray for the believers in Jordan. A dear pastor there that Lynn and I know well was interrogated by the secret police this week for five hours. They are trying to intimidate him and force him to stop sharing his faith with Muslims. He’s okay, but he’s asking for courage and wisdom, and not only for himself but for his fellow pastors throughout the country. An Egyptian pastor who has been ministering in Jordan for 35 years was just forced out of the country. Says our friend: “Satan is trying to hit Jordan church strongly. We refuse this much and we need your prayers.”
Here are some specific requests:
  • Pray that the Lord would bless King Abdullah II and his government and move them to show favor on the evangelical Christian community throughout Jordan.
  • Pray that the Lord would cause the leadership of Jordan to stop intimidating church leaders.
  • Pray that the historic, traditional churches would stop their enemity against the newer, evangelical churches and that there would be a revival among nominal Christians and their leaders throughout Jordan.
  • Pray that true followers of Jesus -- particularly those from a Muslim background -- would stand strong and courageous and be a great witness for the Lord Jesus throughout the land of Jordan.
  • Pray for the Egyptian pastor to be allowed to return home and that in the meantime the Lord would give peace and comfort to his family.