Daily Topic for March 25, 2017

2 Thess.1:11-12
We pray for you always that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power—in order that the name of Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him.

Make this your prayer for the Akhvakh people.

Akhvakh People

An Akhvakh family had been bothered by a troubling spiritual presence in their home and a string of bad circumstances. They called upon the local exorcist to come and engage in ritualistic work to appease the troubling spirits and then to seek to overpower and expel them from the family dwelling.
Among all the peoples of Dagestan, such folk Islamic practices are widespread and exist alongside official Islam and its Five Pillars. One Dagestani scholar suggests that such practices are especially strong among the 6,500 Akhvakh, although not much less so among the other 33 language groups of Dagestan. In the eighth chapter of Acts similar folk magic was superseded by the redeeming grace of Jesus, as Holy Spirit power overflowed in healing and deliverance through Philip’s ministry.
There is good news among the Akhvakh people. An Akhvakh mother and her teenage daughter have recently come to Jesus. These are the first two known Akhvakh believers.

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Pray for the Lord to guide these Akhvakh believers in their relationships with their Muslim families and clans. Pray for representatives of Jesus’ matchless grace to become true friends of Akhvakh culture, honoring and helping preserve the unique Akhvakh language. Pray that this same empowered love will find entrance deep into Akhvakh culture. Pray for doors to open for simple prayer in love in the name of Jesus, as His Word goes out with signs and wonders.

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