Daily Topic for January 17, 2012

Proverbs 18:10
The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

There are many “names” that the unreached nations run to for safety. Hindus pick their favorite god for protection. Animists look to different gods to protect them from various calamities. Chinese and African religions teach them to look to their ancestral spirits for protection. But none of them can offer anything! Shouldn’t we pray that they find the only One who actually is a strong tower?

Pray that the unreached nations will soon find Him who is a strong tower. Pray that He will show Himself powerful to the unreached.

Harari People of Ethiopia

by PE

Honami sits in the small living quarters at the back of her family’s basket store. Her fingers fly in repetitive movements she has made since her tiny fingers could first weave. It leaves her time to think and dream. Every window from her weaving room has a view of the towering stone wall surrounding the ancient Muslim city of Harar. Near the Red Sea, the location of God’s deliverance of the Israelites, stands this fortress of oppression. Non-Muslims were not allowed into Harar for centuries, and occupants were not allowed to leave until 1974. It still remains the principal stronghold of Islam in northeast Africa. Harar is a hub of Islamic teaching with each neighborhood housing its own mosque. It is the home of more than 150 shrines of Muslim saints and is often referred to as “the city of saints.”

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Pray that the spiritual walls of the Harari people of Harar will fall down like the walls of Jericho. Ask God to shatter the walls around the Harari hearts as they long to know how to fill the emptiness in their lives. Pray that the Lord will give them a holy thirst for the truth of Jesus and His redeeming love. Ask the Father for dreams and visions to bring revelation to the hopeless and darkened souls of these precious people. Plead for willing believers to bring the word of God to the Harari people who live in one of the darkest places of the African continent.

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