(Hold the Peace is a daily campaign of prayer through July 2009, to resist the current surge of violence in Baghdad. Please join us.)
Salvation for the Wicked
Scripture: Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. -1 Titus 1:13
Prayer: Father, we thank You that Your mercy triumphs over judgment. You are slow to anger, abounding in loving-kindness, and are ready to show compassion to all who call upon You.
Jesus, we want to single out one of the leaders in Baghdad that is resisting the peace. We ask that You would release your Holy Spirit to convict him about eternal realities. According to Your promise, we ask that there would be a sudden awareness of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
Frighten him Lord, with the truth of his standing before You, and the revelation of his demonic allegiance. Drain his confidence Lord, humble him and break him down, as You did Saul of Tarsus.
We accept Your word saying You do not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. Let it be so! Father, we ask that You would touch his heart today with the revelation of Your son. Break him free from the power of darkness, and release to him the revelation he needs to trust in Jesus.