Daily Topic for October 24, 2013
One day all creatures will bow and acknowledge the universal Lordship of Jesus Christ. Scripture teaches that there are two kinds of people who bow to acknowledge Him: those who do so now in loving submission to His rule in their lives; and those who will do so at Christ’s coming in fearful and obligatory submission.
Pray that soon He will send someone to proclaim the gospel of His Kingdom to the Northwestern Fars speakers during this acceptable day of salvation. Pray that He will lead us to do our part in telling others about the wonderful God who loves them.
What a misnomer! Northwestern Fars sounds like the name of a province or a language. But today, we will be praying for a people group in Iran by that name. They live in the northwestern part of a province in the south-central part of Iran. Is that confusing enough? The lack of information about this group makes praying for them a challenge. But we do know where they live and that their population is just under 8,000. They are Muslims.
From what we read on the Joshua Project web site, there are somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 unreached people groups in the world today. Approximately 3,000 of these groups have no active witness for Christ. It is a safe bet that the Northwestern Fars people fall into this category, which we call “unengaged.” The Global Prayer Digest (GPD) has been around for over 30 years, and we have never prayed for this people group until today. Hopefully others have prayed for them in the past when they have seen their name listed on the Ethnologue (http://www.ethnologue.com/language/faz) or with the Joshua Project (http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php). Hopefully, Iranian believers are reaching out to them, but there is no way for us to find out.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that this people group, which is largely unknown to the believing community, will soon be the object of regular, sustained prayer. Pray that followers of Christ in Iran will make a determined effort to ensure that the Northwestern Fars people have the chance to dedicate their lives to the kingdom of God.