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1 BANGLADESH

2 Bangladesh – in 20 years: 3,000 churches 100,000 Nazarenes. BANGLADESH

3 Bangladesh – in 20 years: 3,000 churches 100,000 Nazarenes. Pray for safety BANGLADESH

4 Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! IN SPITE OF OPPOSITION You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

5 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Mat. 24:9-14) Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! IN SPITE OF OPPOSITION

6 H0use of Prayer Church of the Nazarene Cali, Colombia

7 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20) Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! BOLD VISIONARY PRAYERS

8 Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! REACHING OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS

9 As the Muslim world deteriorates, many Muslims are leaving Islam. Many Muslims are moving to Europe. There are over over 5 million Muslims in the USA. Pray that the church will be awakened to share the Good News with these immigrant Muslims. As the Muslim world deteriorates, many Muslims are leaving Islam. Many Muslims are moving to Europe. There are over over 5 million Muslims in the USA. Pray that the church will be awakened to share the Good News with these immigrant Muslims. Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! REACHING OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS

10 Philip, Mouhsine, & Zhroubi

11 Zhour: “Will you please visit my parents in Morocco?”

12 Pray for God to ignite in us an urgency to share the Gospel with Muslims. The need is great as many have not heard or read any of the New Testament. Many do not know what Jesus says about life and salvation.. Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! REACHING OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS

13 Prayer for our Muslim neighbors “Lord, CHOOSE ME!!” Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church!

14 It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity. (Goetz, Death by Suburb, p. 9) Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Lukewarm?

15 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.” (Isaiah 29:13 NIV) Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church! On Fire for God!

16 Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church!

17 NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL THIS IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLE SUFFERING FOR JESUS DESPERATE PRAYER IN SPITE OF OPPOSITION BOLD VISIONARY PRAYERS ON FIRE FOR GOD!

18 Andrew Murray “The sin of prayerlessness is one of the deepest roots of all evil. In it are embedded all the other sins of pride, arrogance, independence, self- sufficiency, unbelief and rebellion… And it is the one sin to which we must all plead guilty.” Andrew Murray

19 The heartbeat of a great church is the personal and collective prayer life of its people! Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church!

20 “All you need to do to learn to pray is to pray.” Wesley Duewel Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church!

21 Praise and Thanksgiving In groups of three: In groups of three: Exalt and magnify the Lord God … with gratitude for the Father’s blessings! Exalt and magnify the Lord God … with gratitude for the Father’s blessings! “Praise is the doorway into prayer.” John DeVries “Praise is the doorway into prayer.” John DeVries

22 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matt 6:9-13 KJV)

23 Prayer for the Lost I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone… This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim 2:1, 3-4 NIV)

24 Cry out for your Children Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children (Lam. 2:19 NIV)

25 Circle Prayers for the Lost In groups of three or four: In groups of three or four: each person shares one or two names of lost family members or friends while the group prays for those persons.

26 Prayer Guide FamilyFamily SchoolsSchools GovernmentGovernment FinancesFinances Muslim neighborsMuslim neighbors HealthHealth Peace & Justice in the worldPeace & Justice in the world Your ministryYour ministry The CrossThe Cross Freedom from:Freedom from: bitternessbitterness pridepride lukewarm apathylukewarm apathy self-centerednessself-centeredness Lost family & friendsLost family & friends MarriageMarriage ChildrenChildren

27 Petitions and Needs In groups of three: In groups of three: Each person is invited to share one or two of their most important or urgent prayer requests Each person is invited to share one or two of their most important or urgent prayer requests

28 Learn to Pray Like the Persecuted Church!

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