Daily Topic for February 21, 2009

Dan. 10:13
"But the Prince of the Persian Kingdom resisted me 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia."

This comment made by the angel of the Lord to Daniel gives us some insight into what happens when we pray. We know from this passage that the Lord responds to our prayers. In this case, he sent His angel to Daniel. But notice that the answer to this prayer was delayed because of the work of the enemy, the Prince of Persia. It may take much regular prayer before the Lord breaks through the spiritual darkness. Will you be one who prays for the unreached nations until the Lord is victorious?

Pray that your Heavenly Father will show you if you should continue to pray for the peoples we lifted up this month.

Bilala People of Chad

Chad has endured years of civil war. The Bilala people long for peace, a sentiment expressed in their music. Mounira, a wildly popular 29-year-old singer, song-writer is a voice of peace and unity for her war torn country. As Mounira’s reputation grew through performing with different artists at different venues, combining music from various regions, she soon became known as the “Mitchala from N’Djamena” which means “the gentle panther from N’Djamena.” (Her demeanor is gentle, but her music is wild like the panther.)

Since the Bilalas respond so well to her music, it may be that they will also be receptive to passionate music about the Prince of Peace in their language and culture.

There are few Bilala believers, and no Christian broadcasts or literature are in their language. They are nearly 100 percent Muslim. Men and women work very hard at farming, herding, foraging, hunting, fishing, and trading. They think they have little time to consider issues of godly living.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will give the small number of Bilala believers boldness and creativity to share Christ with their own people. Pray that the Holy Spirit will anoint Bilala believers to write and perform beautiful worship music to their Creator and Savior that will lead thousands to Jesus.-CH

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