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INTERCESSORS  FOR  CYPRUS

              

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   Πληροφορίες και προσευχή για τον Λαό της Κύπρου

 

 

 

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This prayer guide is contemporary as at the time of going to press. Please adapt according to developing events.

 

INTERCESSORS FOR CYPRUS.  PRAYER UPDATE.  JANUARY 2022.   No. 99

Intercessors for Cyprus.  Prayer Update.  January 2022   No. 99

IFC website:  www.intercessorsforcyprus.org   IFC Email: iforcy@outlook.com

We suggest you print out the update for use this month. The words are close-typed for economy of printing. Use the Bible and its promises alongside this prayer update.

Why not read the Bible through every year on a daily basis? Please go to our website: www.intercessorsforcyprus.org page: ‘Daily Bible Reading Plan’

 

CONTENTS

Giving thanks; Daily Readings; Editorial: Addictions; The Church: Specific churches & ministries (see list);

 Ten beauty tips for the Church; The Coronavirus Scenario; Abortion; Syncretism; Preparation.

……Reconciliation north & south; Revival & transformation, ITI

The Government and those in authority: Health; Peace process; The North. 

National issues: (see list); Moral & social; Cities & municipalities; Caring & compassion. International; IFC information.   

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January Prayer Issues. 2 Corinthians 1:20. ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ.’

(An interpretation of) Isaiah 62v6-7a: I have set intercessors on your walls who shall cry out to God for the fulfilment of his promises.’

1 Kings 8v56: "…the LORD…has given rest to his people just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave…’

 

NB. We hold weekly IFC prayers in Larnaca including prayer for Cyprus’ government, churches, ministries & for refugees. Others weekly e.g. Prayer for Israel. Details: Email iforcy@outlook.com   Use this Prayer update in your home group, prayer group, church prayers, and devotionals. Use it topically or work through it over the month. Tip: Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to an entry He wants you to pray into. Focus on that (also in your group) until you sense completion. God bless you!

 

 

^  GIVING THANKS:  1 Thessalonians 5:18. ‘In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.’

As we enter into 2022, let’s remember that the Reformation 500 years ago reshaped the way we understand our society, faith, family, God, Scripture, politics, church, and so many other areas. God intervened in society by His Spirit and through His word, and through willing believers. Give thanks for His goodness, and pray that in 2022 He will intervene both in the Church and in society afresh, in our nation and other nations, for His glory!

Churchgoers: The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the public’s emotional well-being, but a newly released poll in the US found that regular churchgoers report the highest levels of mental health while Democrats remain stuck at the back of the pack. Interesting…thank You, Lord!  

 

 

^  DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS for JANUARY 2022:

EITHER See IFC’s ANNUAL BIBLE READING PLAN (read Bible in a year) at: https://www.intercessorsforcyprus.org/daily-bible-reading-plan

OR get the ‘BIBLE IN ONE YEAR’ (Commentary by Nicky Gumbel of Alpha International & Daily Bible Readings (OT & NT) by David Suchet).

Download the mobile app at https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bible-in-one-year/id504133402 or on Google Play Store: ‘Bible in One Year app’ the version supplied by ‘Alpha International’. No charge.  

 

 

^ EDITORIAL: 2 Timothy 2v15: ‘Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who….correctly handles the word of truth.’

Complacency: The church we came from in the UK, and still relate to online is holding a 21 day prayer season this month. Some will be fasting (except water) for the whole period! They are ‘cutting edge’. Do YOU have plans for prayer / seeking God / fasting to start the year?

Deception: When Jesus was asked about the signs of his coming and the end of the age, the very first words out of his mouth were, ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. Perhaps above every other issue, the end times will be characterised by deception. Be aware. Read and know the scriptures.

Addictions: Following the short article, ‘The Sound of the Wedding’ in last month’s ‘CHURCH’ section about God raising up the Bride for His Son,

I will take another angle on this. During Covid-19, many believers became more enslaved to addictions such as over-eating, alcohol, porn, even perhaps drugs. However, during this season, God initiated programmes to bring release to His people. There is a proliferation of courses on the internet designed to lead people to freedom from addictions. Churches are now beginning to talk about the problem of addiction as experience increases on gaining freedom from various addictions, and now in some churches ‘live’ small groups, leading people to victory and overcoming are emerging. What has been kept undercover for many years is now being dealt with. There is HOPE!  I believe one of the reasons that many have not returned to their church following the main period of Covid-19 is because of shame, where the enemy has caught them in his trap of addiction and they feel so unworthy to be part of a living and functioning local church.

One teaching I heard as a sermon recently included statistics from a Christian ministry about the prevalence of pornography in society, both for men and women. The figures were horrendous. Research into the prevalence in the church gave a figure of 66% of men who regularly access pornography. How accurate that is I do not know, but I do know that I have talked with groups of men in churches and established that this is a real and widespread problem. Other addictions can have the same effect of hopelessness, shame and ensuing reluctance to come forward to serve in the church.

Last month’s ‘The Sound of the Wedding’ article outlined how God was preparing His Church, and calling believers to co-operate with Him so that the bride makes herself ready (Revelation 19v7) for Jesus’ second coming and the wedding supper of the Lamb ((Rev 19v9). God wants a spotless Bride for His Son, cleansed and free to be the pure bride for Him. John 3v29: The bride belongs to the bridegroom. Daniel 12v10: ‘Many will be purified, made spotless and refined…’ Addictions are only getting in the way of this – one of Satan’s strategies to keep the Church unclean and impotent.

I am currently researching courses on the internet which link people up in online groups with a team to teach and lead into a place of victory. It will take courage for individuals to face their need and courage for churches to start talking about problem of addictions and to provide solutions. Pray that God raises up pioneers in this who will gain experience and competence in being able to be both free themselves and to lead others into freedom in Christ.  

(See below no.2. for 10 beauty tips for Christ’s bride, the Church.)           

 

^ THE CHURCH:   Matthew 16:18. ‘I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.’

Here are specific requests for prayer or news of what God is doing in Cyprus, in Cypriots, and in the lives of His people in the area.

1. Specific Churches and Ministries: Revelation 1v11: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches…”

a) IFC Day of Prayer:  Monday JANUARY 3rd 10am-4pm. Venue in Larnaca. Registration & details via iforcy@outlook.com

Pray for this day to please God and bless Cyprus, and that we are led by the Holy Spirit as we listen and hear God. (Nehemiah 8v1-12).   

 

b) MONTHLY PRAYER CHAIN. This month, choose your own day to pray – perhaps near the start of the month & New Year. Half hourly time slots from 6am-9pm, 30 minutes each. Everyone is invited to pray for a slot which suits them on their own for their half hour. Suggested topics for prayer are: 1. A just and righteous solution to the Cyprus problem. 2. Protection during the pandemic and for God to put an end to it. 3. Revival to the Church and emphasis on Evangelism.  4. Each local church to add one or two more topics that would like its members to include. Individual participants in the prayer chain….allow the Lord to lead you into other prayer as appropriate. Will YOU pray? (1 Cor 15v58). 

 

c) Accommodation:  A pastor and a ministry leader are both seeking apartments in the Larnaca area. One to buy, the other to rent. There may be other believers and refugees with such needs. Pray that God opens doors specific to the needs of each. (2 Samuel 7v11; 2 Kings 13v5

 

d) Jewish community in Cyprus: The Jewish community is growing in Cyprus with now 5 synagogues. In the book of Genesis, Joseph in due course revealed himself to his estranged brothers. In many ways this is a prophetic picture of how Jesus (Yeshua) is doing that with many Jewish people today. Pray that He reveals His Messiahship to the Jews of Cyprus, including through the Christian communities of Cyprus. (Gen. 45:3).  

 

2. Ten beauty tips for the Church:

1. Cleanse your heart daily by repentance. 2. Bath thoroughly in the word of God. 3. Stay moisturised with prayer. 4. Apply forgiveness to keep wrinkles away. 5. Sprinkle love all over. 6. Dash on plenty of patience. 7. Remember, worry and anger can cause disease. 8. Faith is the key to aging slowly and gracefully. 9. Wear a smile to have the perfect glow. 10. Preach the gospel with exemplary holiness.

 

3. The Coronavirus scenario: For believers, the issue is not whether you have been vaccinated or not, but whether you BELIEVE God’s word as applied to you relating to Coronavirus, vaccines, etc. Romans 10v17 (KJV) says: ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’ So read the word, and believe God’s word, His promises, and apply them to yourself: Psalm 119v114 & 116a: ‘You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Sustain me according to your promise, and I shall live…’ 1 John 5v18: We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.  FEAR of Covid will be replaced by FAITH in God to protect you. What a gift!  

Coronavirus itself: Believe and apply these powerful and protective promises to yourself. Declare the truth in the face of enemy fears:

Psalm 91v7 & 10: A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge— then no harm will befall you. (In fact, ALL of Psalm 91 is useful).

The Vaccines: In the same way believe and apply, declare and use these promises concerning the vaccines:

Mark 16:16-18: Whoever believes …..will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all.

Psalm 91v10: If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge— then no harm will befall you.

Proverbs 29v25: Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

 

4. Abortion: (Intercessors for America): The psalmist: Psalm 119v73a: ‘Your hands made me and formed me.’ An abortionist: ‘Kill the little ones because we are overpopulated.’ Concerning use of fetus material in generating vaccines: ‘No moral nation would kill some to heal others.’

A PRAYER: Father, we come before You and cry out for mercy. Have mercy on our nation of Cyprus. Forgive us for the innocent lives killed by abortion. Lord, we need You. Our leaders need You. This nation needs You. Without You, we will go under and lose everything that You had purposed for our nation when it was founded. Lord, we pray that the barbaric roots of abortion be exposed for all to see. Shine Your light in the hidden places of darkness and reveal the truth about abortion. Enemies are pushing their propaganda in our own nation. See how they are seeking to destroy our liberty and justice from the inside out. Even now, we know that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers that move and inspire mortal men to commit atrocities.

You are the Lord God seated above the circle of the earth. We pray “let there be light!” Let blind eyes be opened to the truth of the gospel message. Open their eyes to see Jesus in dreams and visions, open their ears to hear Your word, open their hearts to see abortion for what it truly is. We pray for women to be set free from the deception that abortion is healthcare. Open their eyes to see the truth and be healed. Give them a mother’s heart. We pray for a great wave of deliverance and healing for women who have been held captive by the lies of the devil for too long, and for healing and forgiveness for those who’ve had abortions. We pray for revelation of truth and salvation to a young generation who has bought into the lies. We pray for deliverance from the abortion industry. Father, we are asking for an Exodus.

We are praying for nurses and doctors who practice abortions to be saved and to expose and sound the alarm about what is really going on in those clinics. We pray for the younger generation that is deceived. Lord, open their eyes, so they would see. We do not worship the government. We worship You Lord, the Creator, all the power, honour, and glory will only be to Your name. We lift the name of the Messiah Jesus Christ as a banner over Cyprus. The government rests on His shoulders where He is the Bridegroom, the King, and the Judge. We pour out our hearts to You with prayer and tears, and repentance for the unborn and for the future of Cyprus. Would You reveal Yourself as Lord of the breakthrough? Come and break in. Come and breakthrough. Come and break out! Take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for Your good. We will stand in the gap for the next generation and for this nation until we see in Cyprus and the nations ‘as it is in Heaven’. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (Now read Psalm 139v13-16).

 

5. Syncretism: In March last year, Pope Francis, who visited Cyprus recently, held an "ecumenical prayer service" in Ur, the birthplace of Abraham. It was in the location of the Tower of Babel. Remember, God called Abraham OUT of Ur! Catholics, Protestants and Jews alike decried the service as a "No Jews, No Jesus" event. It was basically a Muslim event, which even excluded some sects of Muslims. Syncretism is a fancy word for compromise. Pope Francis has made his plans openly known. On a May 14th, 2020 meeting in Rome he called for a "global unity" of all religions in educating children and calling for a "new humanism." Here is just one of his many quotes: "To achieve these goals, we must have the courage to place the human person at the centre." Never forget...Jesus Christ is the centre, not mankind. Jesus is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Name above all Names. He doesn't share His Glory with false gods. Watering down the Gospel message extends to key Protestant groups also. As an example it's reported that one of the Lutheran denominations plans to publish a Bible version omitting the word "Israel." So then, what is the result of this bowing down to syncretism and compromise? It means, we would not able to do what God commands. We must follow the final words and mandate of Jesus Christ Himself to go onward throughout the entire world with the Great Commission. (Matthew 28v19; Mark 16v15). Pray as led.

 

6. Preparation: (for the days to come): “Failing to prepare is preparation to fail” - (Joel Chernoff). One way of preparing for the future is to be aware of the words of Jesus (Yeshua) in Matthew chapter 24, Luke 21 & also Revelation. Since the current Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, daily life has changed dramatically for multitudes of people around the World. Lockdowns, mask mandates, and 'Green Passports' for entry into public places have made many people in those nations angry, depressed, and have even driven some to suicide. For Christian believers, many of our congregations have been limited to a small number of people, or completely closed down for weeks or months, preventing us from fellowshipping with each other, whereas the Apostle Paul encourages us to fellowship more as the days get darker. Earning a living, going to school, attending your congregation, and meeting with other brothers and sisters, family and friends may become even more difficult and ultimately impossible in the days ahead us. How do we best prepare for this scenario?

1. Be Prepared Spiritually: We need to be so close to Jesus, and through him close to the Father, that He will lead us and guide us by His Holy Spirit. One of my favourite Bible verses is in Daniel 11:32 Those who know their GOD shall be strong and do great exploits. The key in that verse is to know our GOD and the small still voice of His Holy Spirit (Ruach Ha Kodesh).

2. Be Prepared Emotionally: to be able to deal with the emotional stress of our world falling apart around us. If people are falling apart now because they were not able to go to the shopping mall, gym, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, how will they deal emotionally if they cannot buy or sell at all (without the accepted mark), and not being able to see their family or friends or feed their children? We must know and trust in the LORD will all out hearts and lean not on our own understanding. (Prov 3:5-6) Remember that the 3 million Israelites survived 40 years living in the desert, with no supermarkets, or even a corner store in sight. One of the most overlooked miracles in the Bible is that their clothes and sandals did not wear out for all those years. YHVH is able to supply all of our needs if we put our trust in HIM.

3. Be Prepared Physically: We all need to maintain a reasonable degree of physical fitness as there may come a time when we may need to walk or even run a long way to save our own life or the lives of our family and friends. That means we need to eat healthy and keep our weight in order.

4. Be Prepared Practically: Don’t just pray and then sit back waiting for God to do it, but take some simple action yourself, and God will breathe on the simple action and the prayer request will be answered. God will step in (like He did for Israel in the Six Day War in 1967) and give us the victory.

Here are some practical preparations: A good medical kit and stock of medical supplies in a handy and safe place. A sensible supply of non-perishable food and drinking water stored in a handy and safe place, and some containers of water for washing. Flashlights and a supply of batteries. A battery powered radio to monitor news reports and public notices. A backup body waste & trash disposal plan. An emergency plan to be able to contact family, friends and people who you are in regular fellowship with - high powered walkie-talkies are a good idea. Maybe a system to generate electricity or to charge rechargeable batteries - perhaps solar or wind powered. Attend a first aid course. If you are Jewish and still living in captivity in the nations, you need an emergency plan to get to Israel. If you are not Jewish make plans to assist Jewish people in your area to escape and get to Israel.

These preparations could also apply to any kind of natural disaster that may strike the area where we live. Storms, fires, earthquakes can hit anywhere, sometimes without prior warning, giving no time to prepare a survival kit. May God lead and guide you as you pray to Him. (Psalm 143v8). 

 

Reconciliation N & S: A very good summary of the historical and current situation of the Cyprus problem – a divided nation - is found on a YouTube The title is: ‘The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier. Cyprus Dispute Explained.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHlHnCwFp5c  (15 min). It will help you to understand the problem and pray into it with new heart. Ultimately, God will look for the Church North and South to stand in the gap together.

We maintain the vision of a national day of prayer over this Cyprus problem, preceded by examination of all our lives as Christians and churches in Cyprus (N & S) before God, and resulting repentance. Keep in prayer for such a key day to come about! (2 Chronicles 7v13-14 & James 5v7-8 &v17).   

Revival & Transformation: When did you last hear anyone preach or teach on Baptism in the Spirit to a generation unfamiliar or untaught? Read through Luke 3:16; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 19:1-6; Luke 11:9-13; Acts 1v8; Acts 8:16; Acts 19v6; Luke 4v1; Acts 6v3 & 5; 2 Corinthians 3v17 and pray. 

ITI: Cyprus-Greece: The Deputy Minister of Shipping has said that Cyprus is seeking re-instate the Cyprus-Greece maritime passenger link and the possibility of extending the connection to Israel. A possible extension of the Cyprus-Greece sea connection with Israel will create a new market for tourism between Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Europe. Those who understand the vision that ITI has will appreciate the significance of this should it actually develop to reality. Pray for the success of this venture. (Isaiah 60v9; Isaiah 23v1).

 

 

^ THE GOVERNMENT & THOSE IN AUTHORITY:  Derek Prince, that superb British Bible teacher so aptly emphasized how crucial our prayers are for government: “Satan seeks to control the empires of earth through its rulers in order to make its leaders and governments instruments of his will. We must pray for our governments in order to frustrate Satan and to bring our governments under heaven’s control…Before you pray for the sick, the missionaries, the evangelists, even your family…pray for the government.” (See 1 Timothy 2v1-4). 

RoCy: Pray for godly wisdom for our president, Nicos Anastasiades (Disy) & his wife Andri; House President Annita Demetriou (Disy); Cabinet Ministers & the Secretary to the Cabinet; Government Spokesman. Pray for our government & opposition parties, and also for our Archbishop Chrysostomos ll. Pray for the current president of the Evangelical Alliance of Churches in Cyprus, Yiannos  and E.A. secretary Chrysso. Pray also for key leaders in the North: Underground church leaders; leader of Turkish Cypriot Community, Mr Ersin Tatar; Government Ministers, and even President Erdogan of Turkey.

 

^ Health: Latest Covid-19 requirements: On the re-opening of schools after the Christmas holidays on 10 January and upon the student’s return, all persons without exception, students, teachers and other staff must present a negative 48-hour rapid antigen test. Workers at workplaces will need a 7 day negative rapid antigen test. Ideally, before visiting other houses, citizens should carry out a rapid antigen test with a negative result, free self-testing for vaccinated and 48 hour test for unvaccinated. The Covid-19 disease certificate length is reduced from 6 to 3 months. Pray protection.

Vaccine fears: An agent called ‘Luciferase’ has worried some people as a report said may be included in some vaccines. I went to a radiant Spirit-filled Christian friend and fervent intercessor in her 60s who is a scientist and specialist in this field. Her comments were: ‘It’s nothing to do with Lucifer!!! It’s an enzyme from fireflies that can act as a fluorescent marker in legitimate scientific experiments. It was named Luciferase in the 19th century, when scientists used Latin (1) to name biological things. It is Latin for ‘light-bearer.’  Given its other connotation, it’s not the name I would have chosen to give it if it had been up to me… However, it’s nothing sinister. So – it’s what makes fireflies glow in the dark…  It was being used decades ago when I was still doing laboratory research.  (I didn’t use it myself, but the neighbouring building did.) It is NOT in the human vaccines.  It was used in some experiments in in vitro tests, not on humans. I can’t remember offhand if it was used in some animal trials and / or in vitro.  However, the main point is it was never put into vaccines for human use.  It was simply used in early tests. It’s typical of the kind of misinformation that flies around……’

Please pray concerning misinformation, that IFC and other ministries, churches, websites and individual believers check their facts. (John 8v32).

 

^ Peace Process: UNFICYP. President Anastasiades has met with Colin Stewart who has assumed this week his duties as the UNSG’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping force on the island. Pray God uses this man. (Genesis 41v33).

 

^ The North: General Elections are to be held on January 23rd.  A PRAYER: Lord, let the outcome of the national election be according to Your choice – the president of Your appointing, the parties in the balance that You want, the government of Your making. Raise up new faces to bring freshness to the political process and vision to government. ‘Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.’ (Proverbs 19:20).

 

 

^ NATIONAL ISSUES:   Psalm 33:12. ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.’

Schools: Teachers union OELMEK referred to various “very serious” problems at schools noting that dynamic measures might be taken for their solution. Some of these problems are: the new system of appointments; the employment for an unlimited period of time; the need to increase the permanent positions; the evaluation of the new programs; laboratories not taking place despite provision in curricula; educational problems in certain classes; the large number of students; the need for air condition units in classes. OELMEK also referred to very serious issues of violence and delinquency at schools in Cyprus. Pray as you are led. (Numbers 13v30).

Trafficking: Interior Ministry data shows that 11 cases of trafficking in irregular migrants all across Cyprus were investigated and 16 people arrested in the past three and a half months. Amen. Pray for traffickers to get the message and for the trade to stop. (1 Timothy 6v10a; Genesis 15v14).  

Your city/locality: Why don’t you prayer-walk your area, allowing God to lead you in prayer? If you meet people, share your faith as opportunity arises.

Fines: Police carried out 6,558 warrants for fines and received more than one million euros following a report of the Auditor General on vast numbers of unpaid fines. Pray that this new trend of fines collection continues. (Matthew 18v34).

Airlines: A six-month extension has been made on an incentives scheme to airlines to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the connectivity of Cyprus. Amen.

New Cyprus Museum: This great culture project is now under tender and will take about 4 years to complete. It will be built on the site of the old Nicosia hospital and will cost 121 million euros. Pray that the builders keep to time and the money is wisely used. (2 Kings 12v15).

Mobs: Police went on the alert after the murder in central Larnaca of a member of the Evangelou-Georgiou related families. Mob deals are believed to be behind this due to an ongoing big drug case. Pray for restraint on the mobs - and better, God's break-up of them in Cyprus. (Ps. 86v14-16).

 

Please note that further information for prayer may be found daily at http://www.newsincyprus.com/category/2/cyprus-weekly

 

 

^ CARING AND COMPASSION:  (by the Church and others):   Matthew 5v7: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.’

1. Refugees, asylum seekers & migrant workers...,aliens & strangers: Exodus 22v21: "Do not ill-treat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens.”

Remember the ‘All4Aid’ (Oasis) Refugee Project:  This re-starts on January 9th after the break. Just as Jesus met physical needs and then spoke about spiritual truth, so All4Aid strives to meet physical and spiritual needs of all who enter its doors. – mainly refugees and asylum-seekers. This is realized through such activities as: clothing and food distribution, English, Greek and computer classes, prenatal care group, women’s meetings, family events, social café, advice centre, prayer time and Bible studies. Pray for Marv and Dawn, Elena and volunteers to be led of the Lord for those in their care.

Love, Light & Hope: This refugee ministry group – new to us - is based in Pyla. Pray for them to be led of the Lord & make a difference. (1 Thess 1v3).   

Irregular immigrants: At Pournara reception centre for asylum seekers in the outskirts of Nicosia, MPs & journalists visited. Overcrowding, lack of toilet facilities and tents in the mud prevailed. Among the most shocking sights were 12 children cramped in a container. The MP’s & journalists are pressuring the government to improve conditions. Meanwhile, following the several confirmed cases of Covid-19 found among the migrants living at Pournara, it has partly emptied. 585 migrants transferred to the Limni centre in Mennogia. Pray for the safety of migrants from Covid-19. (Psalm 105v4).

2. The poor and needy, widows and orphans, foreigners, unemployed, exploited, etc: Proverbs 31v8-9: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Give thanks for all those involved in caring for others in need, whether it be carers of family members, home carers, nurses & doctors & other hospital staff, or charities and welfare groups. Pray for them as they serve others. Remember in prayer also the Mercy Centre in Nicosia, the Limassol group, and the ‘Charis’ project in Paphos. Also Cyprus Samaritans, Friendship Circle, and other local & national organisations.

 

 

^ INTERNATIONAL ISSUES: Mark 11v17: "Is it not written:  'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?’ “(Also Revelation 14v6.)

Ongoing: Pray against the use of nuclear weapons and chemical weaponry and for Gospel declaration in the Middle East (Matt 16v19).

Israel: The Bible says that there is an initial conflict between Israel and surrounding peoples i.e. Hamas, Palestinians, Hezbollah and Syria. This conflict will be over Jerusalem. But Israel will win this initial conflict – Zechariah 12v6 says that “Jerusalem will remain secure”.

There have been successful air strikes which are reportedly part of an Israeli campaign to halt attempts by Syria to restart its production of chemical weapons before any weapons could be made. Israel has also completed a hi-tech Gaza border barrier. A pre-emptive Israeli strike is likely against Iran’s attempts to make a nuclear bomb and use it against Israel. Pray Satan’s plans to destroy Israel be thwarted & Israel be saved! (Rom 11v25-26).

Israeli Tech shares have soared: Exits jumped an astonishing 520 percent in 2021 to an unprecedented $81.2 billion in value, Exits are defined as merger and acquisition deals or initial public offerings (IPO) of shares. God said He would bless Israel & her abilities (Deut 30v1-5). Amen.

Russia: U.S. intelligence assesses that Russia could be planning a multi-front offensive on neighbouring Ukraine soon, involving up to 175,000 troops. The G7 nations have warned Russia of severe repercussions. Pray for God to overrule as He sees fit. (Isaiah 40v15).

Yemen: On-going conflict, climate change & Covid-19 have left Yemen facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Pray for cessation of internal conflict, provision from the international community, help to educate in better farming and hygiene, and in overcoming Coronavirus. (Exodus 33v19).     

USA: The state of Kentucky has been devastated following tornadoes that ravaged the central and southern US. Pray for restoration. (Isaiah 49v8).

The persecuted Church: (Open Doors World Watch List Top Ten. (no.2.) Afghanistan: Where Christians have to hide to survive – even ‘hide’ after death - they have to be buried as Muslims in case their family is punished. But, people meet Christ in dreams… ‘..all things are possible.’ (Matt 19v26).

                                                                                                                                   Bless you all. Yassas,  αντίο  and shalom.   The IFC team

 

^ IFC PRAYER &  INFORMATION:  email:  iforcy@outlook.com    website:  www.intercessorsforcyprus.org

In 2013, IFC (intercessors for Cyprus) was given leave to develop its ministry under the authority of the Evangelical Alliance, Cyprus. We have IFC prayers for Cyprus at our home on Tuesdays, using the IFC monthly Cyprus Prayer Update, the news and being led of the Spirit. On Wednesdays we have Prayer for Israel.  If you would like to join us - as a visitor or more permanently- then email (above). IFC News sources and links for Intercessors. First, from the Bible and from Holy Spirit! Then from intercessors, churches and ministries. Also, the Internet, particularly ‘In Cyprus News’,  News,from TV, radio & newspapers, local government, local people & shopkeepers, etc.  

Do you want to pray for Israel more regularly?  Try Intercessors for Israel: http://www.ifi.org.il/prayer/points






 

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