Daily Topic for December 06, 2011
What the rulers do and say will affect the lives of all the people. The purpose in praying for them is that they will rule well. The prayer is that all that they do will be for the good of the people. Christians need to pray that rulers will allow them to live in peace. This gives them the freedom to worship, serve God and have the freedom to share God’s word and hope with other people. For this “pleases God our Savior.”
Aamina coached her son as he hunched over the computer keyboard. “Put it out to the people of Tunisia. Tell them to safeguard the records of the country as they would safeguard their nation.”
Aamina, an archivist, knew that Tunisia’s meticulous records of the past three decades of tortuous rule could easily be destroyed in the political upheaval. The people are exhausted from the revolt against the Tunisian government and fearful of the outcome. Who will provide justice and truth in the days to come? One of the few political parties called “al-Nahda” is an Islamic party speaking far and wide with glowing words of peace, safety, and democracy, yet giving no specifics. Aamina and others wonder whom to believe. Who represents the truth?
Ten million Tunisian Arabs, both urban and rural, are caught in the siren-call of Islam mixed with the jinni (spirit) worship of their folk Islamic culture. Since the days when Islamic armies overran Africa in the 7th century, Tunisians have looked to Islam for truth. The Roman-ized church died out and made way for Islam.
Pray that Tunisian Arabs will find truth in the One who is truth. Ask the Lord for protection, strength, and encouragement for the handful of believers in Tunisia. Pray for wisdom and fervor for mission agencies that endeavor to serve the people of Tunisia. Pray that the Lord would reveal Himself through visions and dreams to Muslim Arabs of Tunisia.