Crisis in Afghanistan: Urgent Prayer Points

Here’s how you can pray: 

By now you’ve probably seen the reports over the heartbreaking takeover in Afghanistan. There is so much going on that secular news isn’t revealing to us, but IFA has received insider intel and spiritual direction. Let’s all come into agreement,speak God’s word, and believe that He is hearing, He is seeing, and He will act.

1) Safe Evacuation 

Ask the Lord to make a way of escape for the people. They need divine intervention.

Missionaries who are in Afghanistan are seeing firsthand what is going on and are in clear danger as are stranded technology workers, farmers, and U.S. citizens.

Throughout the Bible, wherever God’s people looked outnumbered, God intervened in miraculous ways. 

Remember the great terrors the LORD your God sent against them. You saw it all with your own eyes! And remember the miraculous signs and wonders, and the strong hand and powerful arm with which he brought you out of Egypt. The LORD your God will use this same power against all the people you fear (Dt 7:19).

2) Pray for angelic intervention and a hedge of protection for troops, those helping out, and the foreigners who are currently in Afghanistan.

My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold andmy refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,and I am saved from my enemies (2 Sm 22:3-4).

Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (2 Kgs 6:16-17).

3) Deliverance for the innocent children and families who are trapped,being attacked, and even kidnapped.

Pray for the Lord to reveal His mighty right arm of deliverance. 

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me (Ps 138:7).

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven (Mt 18:10).

4) Pray for the Taliban to retreat. 

In the Bible, there are several stories when God’s people were in fear from being attacked by enemies and God caused the enemies to retreat by supernatural means. He can do it again (Read 2 Kings 7:5-7).

Pray that the Taliban and their actions would be recognized for what they are by the international community.

The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven (Dt 28:7).

5) Pray that Jesus would reveal Himself to the Muslim people.

Pray for the Muslim people in Afghanistan to have dreams and visions and to hear the audible voice of Jesus Christ. May God point them to Jesus Christ as Lord through miraculous healings and deliverance.

Although we do not hear much about it, many Muslim people are receiving Jesus Christ after seeing Him in dreams and visions. Even the Taliban can be saved and forgiven because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. 

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do” (Acts 9:1-4).

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