COASTAL SWAHILI PRAYER
Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to meet several coastal Swahili people. They took time to introduce me to their families, business community and Islamic faith. They were courteous to me as a Christian and visitor to their community. They are proud of their Islamic faith and quick to declare that no church is in their midst, only mosques.
They are bonded and tightly controlled by the leadership. It seems like an impossible situation to share a viable witness of Christ with them. But, Lord, You know where there they hurt and how they will respond. Give wisdom to Christian business men and tourist who deal with them. May they be attracted to the love of Christ shining through the lives of believers who intersect their lives.
Jesus You declared in Matthew 21:22: "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." I believe you want to establish Your Kingdom among the coastal Swahili. I pray that the Holy Spirit will raise up the right messenger, at the right time, in the right set of circumstances to introduce a Swahili family to Jesus. May they become your lamp to light the darkened minds of the Swahili society.
In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.