Christians Advised on How to Pray as Middle East Unrest Spreads

Christians Advised on How to Pray as Middle East Unrest Spreads

"When we pray for the Middle East, we should be praying mainly for conditions to prevail that sustain freedom and peace for the followers of Jesus, so that the gospel would run and triumph, and millions would turn to Christ and be saved for his great glory."

As the unrest continues to sweep the Arab world, evangelical theologian John Piper is advising Christians on how to pray during the unprecedented wave of protests.

Christians should first of all pray for "all who are in high positions" (1 Timothy 2) – that is, for political leaders and structures in the Middle East.

And there are two goals in praying for them, Piper listed: so that the followers of Jesus "may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way" and so that more people would be saved.

"When we pray for the Middle East, we should be praying mainly for conditions to prevail that sustain freedom and peace for the followers of Jesus, so that the gospel would run and triumph, and millions would turn to Christ and be saved for his great glory," he explained.

"Such conditions would include freedom for other religions too, since Christians do not spread their faith by the sword, but by proclamation and service."

 

Web Hosting Linux Reseller Hosting