Daily Topic for May 23, 2009

Romans 12:2
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will."

A major reason for the existence of this Global Prayer Digest is to deepen your understanding of God’s will. This booklet is meant to help you to fill your mind with Scripture and information that will challenge your faith and prompt further involvement in the Great Commission. It is also meant to encourage you and stimulate you to pray. By contrast, the world would have us conform to its priorities-self-preservation, self-gratification and self-security.

Pray that Jesus will renew our minds today by His Word so that we may discover what He would have us do to join in the task of reaching the unreached.

Ethnic Embrace

If you live close to a major city in North America, it is very likely that you could take a mission trip without a passport, visa, suitcase, or even very much money. This is possible because God is bringing the nations to us!

Every year, over 60,000 new immigrants move to Chicago, many of them from the least evangelized nations of the world. In a four-mile radius on Chicago’s north side, there are an estimated 150 different nationalities. One high school in that area has 53 languages spoken by its students. Over 250,000 Indians and 18,000 Pakistanis live in the Devon Street area. And there are Mongolians, Egyptians, Moroccans and Iraqis, Nepalese, Sudanese, Lebanese, and Vietnamese, just to name a few. It is a kaleidoscope of nations and unreached people groups from around the world!

Ethnic Embrace (ethnicembrace.org) is a 31-day prayer guide to help believers pray for the peoples living in the Chicago area. Join us as we believe God for breakthroughs in fruitful evangelism, discipleship and church planting. May Jesus be exalted among the nations in Chicago!

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will display His power among the people groups living in the Chicago area. Pray for relational doors to open and trust to be formed. Pray for dynamic family ministry and relevant youth ministry to take root in these communities. Pray for a new church plant in this area being planned for July.-Ethnic Embrace

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