Sudans Prayer Guide. Week 33. The role of Bibles & Peace

This is part 1 of a two part series on the role of Bibles & Peace in the Sudans. The Sudans Prayer Guide is usually sent out on a weekly basis as an email to encourage prayer partners to continually lift the Sudans to God’s Throne of Grace.

Partnering on Bibles for the Sudans 

One of the key projects that the SSNet [Sudans Support Network] is involved with, is to bless the people of the Sudans through the printing and distribution of Bibles. We partner with Bibles for Africa to have Bibles for these purposes. During the past few months, 100,000 Bibles was printed in South Africa and delivered at various places like Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, as well as several places in South Sudan.

Blessed through the Living Word of God.

The Bible binder are almost in production, ready to bind, the Word of GodA new Bible Binder was bought for Bibles for Africa to increase capacity of the printing of Bibles. This include Bibles for Sudan, South Sudan and Refugee camps.

Two key representatives from SSNet and Bibles for Africa is set to travel to the Middle East next month to consult with Sudanese from various churches and ministries on how to print and distribute Bibles for Sudan and to the Sudanese.

Praise & prayer

  1. Praise God for the amazing way He provided to get His Living Word, the Bible, printed and distributed through strategic partners. Praise God for the extent to which Bibles can now be printed and distributed. Praise God for all of the ongoing partnering relationships that is necessary for the printing and distribution of the Bibles.
  2. Praise God for His provision, not only for the 100,000 Bibles that were printed and distributed, but also HUGE provision for the Bible Binder. God’s provision for and in all of this is just awe-inspiring!
  3. Praise God for the envisioned trip to the Middle East next month. Pray for full provision and protection for the gathering, for everybody coming together. Pray for CLEAR DIRECTION from God as to WHAT and HOW to print Bibles in Sudan and for other strategic matters.

Should you wish to donate or encourage others to donate to the Bibles for Sudans printing and distribution projects of the SSNet and partners, here is the link.

Blessings

Hester de Klerk

On behalf of the prayer mobilization team.

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“Father God, we believe in Your Word and that You would use our pain for Your purposes. Today we ask that You will be faithful to Your Word in Phillipians 1:6 to complete the good work that You have begun in Sudan and South-Sudan. Give them a new hope as You reveal Your purposes to them. We ask this is in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.”

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His Banner Over Them is Love

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“He has brought me to his banqueting place, And his banner over me is love [waving overhead to protect and comfort me]. Song of Solomon 2:4 (Ampl)

“Father God, we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that You will banner Your love over the families of Sudan and South-Sudan. We pray that all who are experiencing trauma will feel your comfort in this day and that you will protect them. Amen.”

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Isaiah 43: 18-19 (NKJV)

“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”

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Father, You are the God who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters. You bring forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power. We ask that you will do a new thing in Sudan and South-Sudan. We ask in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that it will spring forth and that they will never consider the old things. Thank you for making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Amen.” (Portions of prayer derived from Isaiah 43).

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The God who takes hold of their hands…….

Isaiah 41:10

‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’”

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Prayer:

“Father God, we ask in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that You will give strength to the Sudanese, that they will not fear and know that You are their Helper. You will in all circumstance take hold of their hands with Your hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation. Amen.”

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Psalm 2

Why do the nations gather together?
Why do their people devise useless plots?


    Kings take their stands.
    Rulers make plans together
        against the Lord and against his Messiah[a] by saying,
            “Let’s break apart their chains
                and shake off their ropes.”

The one enthroned in heaven laughs.
The Lord makes fun of them.
    Then he speaks to them in his anger.
    In his burning anger he terrifies them by saying,
        “I have installed my own king on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will announce the Lord’s decree.
He said to me:
    “You are my Son.
        Today I have become your Father.


            Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance
                and the ends of the earth as your own possession.


                    You will break them with an iron scepter.
                    You will smash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Now, you kings, act wisely.
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11     Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12     Kiss the Son, or he will become angry
        and you will die on your way
            because his anger will burst into flames.
Blessed is everyone who takes refuge in him.

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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Psalm 33:9-22

Common English Bible (CEB)

Because when He spoke, it happened!
    When He commanded, there it was!

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10 The Lord overrules what the nations plan;
    he frustrates what the peoples intend to do.
11 But the Lord’s plan stands forever;
    what he intends to do lasts from one generation to the next.
12 The nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom God has chosen as his possession,
    is truly happy!
13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
    he sees every human being.
14 From his dwelling place God observes
    all who live on earth.
15 God is the one who made all their hearts,
    the one who knows everything they do.

16 Kings aren’t saved by the strength of their armies;
    warriors aren’t rescued by how much power they have.
17 A warhorse is a bad bet for victory;
    it can’t save despite its great strength.
18 But look here: the Lord’s eyes watch all who honor him,
    all who wait for his faithful love,
19     to deliver their lives from death
    and keep them alive during a famine.

20 We put our hope in the Lord.
    He is our help and our shield.
21 Our heart rejoices in God
    because we trust his holy name.
22 Lord, let your faithful love surround us
    because we wait for you.

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Joyful proclamations

Note: Repeatedly in recent times we’ve experienced God impressing this Scripture on our hearts. God wants to bless the peoples of Sudan and South Sudan. The battle between light and darkness, good and evil is fierce over and in the Sudans. Yet, we will keep believing God’s plans for the Sudans and its peoples are good.  

  1. “The Spirit of the Lord God is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and freedom to the prisoners;
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
    and the day of our God’s vengeance;
    to comfort all who mourn,
    to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
    to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
    festive oil instead of mourning,
    and splendid clothes instead of despair.
    And they will be called righteous trees,
    planted by the Lord
    to glorify him.
    They will rebuild the ancient ruins;
    they will restore the former devastations;
    they will renew the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations.
    Strangers will stand and feed your flocks,
    and foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers.

But you will be called the Lord’s priests;
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.
In place of your shame, you will have a double portion;
in place of disgrace, they will rejoice over their share.
So they will possess double in their land,
and eternal joy will be theirs.

For I the Lord love justice;
I hate robbery and injustice;
I will faithfully reward my people
and make a permanent covenant with them.
Their descendants will be known among the nations,
and their posterity among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.

10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord,
I exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation
and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness,
as a groom wears a turban
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth produces its growth,
and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.”

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The Word Becomes Flesh

Note: This is part of a new category of news – with an eternal focus – created on this blog. It is specifically part of the The WORD category.

In the beginning was the Word.[a] The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that through him everyone might believe. He was not the light, but he came to bear witness concerning the light. The true light, coming into the world, gives light to every man.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him; but the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. 12 But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become children of God. 13 They were born not of a bloodline, nor of human desire, nor of man’s will, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory,[b] the glory of the one and only[c] from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John testifies about Him. He cried out, saying, “This is He of whom I said, ‘The One who comes after me is above me, because He existed before me.’” 16 Out of His fullness, we have all received grace on top of grace. 17 Torah was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah. 18 No one has ever seen God; but the one and only God,[d] in the Father’s embrace, has made Him known.

John 1: 1 to 17

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