Prayer points for France (November-December 2014)
Posted by pray2christ
One of Western Europe’s largest countries is France. The people are quite creative and jovial. Though you might hear a lot of jokes about the French they are not dumb but in fact are innovative. For instance they invented canned food, the Braille script for the blind, the pasteurization, parachutes and even Aspirin etc. Despite their great traditions, wisdom and art the French are still beset with low faith in God and increase in immorality of all sorts of evil. The French Revolution brought out both the best and the worst for them in areas of politics, religion, economy etc which manifest even to this day. Nevertheless, we are to pray for their well-being and safety in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh (Jude 1:22-23)
Some people need a rescue from going into the fires of hell because their on their own they are bound to fail. We can at times pull them from getting into the fire in many ways. To this effect we can preach the Gospel to them, encourage them to live a holy life unto Christ and pray for them. Even when you can reach to someone in need of a rescue from spiritual deception, you can still at least pray for them.
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.” (2 Peter 2:20-22)
Remember that it’s better to never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from it. This can apply to France too. Indeed a nation that once confessed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is in moral shambles. With people shying away from speaking about their faith in Christ and some declaring themselves at atheists and non religious it’s proving to be an ungodly mix. The rise in migrants from non-christian lands adds more unbelievers to the French demographic. Though looking at this from another angle, I see this as a chance to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who otherwise would be difficult to reach out to their native regions which might be hostile towards the Christian faith.
Here are the prayer points that you can pray for France though you can also add in whatever the Holy Spirit brings to your mind when praying:
- Pray that prostitution in France is curtailed and eliminated as this results in the subjugation and oppression of women and children. The illegal manipulation of women needs to stop by stopping prostitution.
- Pray that all forms of human trafficking are strongly stopped by the government and police at all levels.
- That illegal immigrants are not a threat to France in any way or form such as economic, terrorism etc.
- That non-christian immigrants are given a free and clear choice to listen to the Gospel of Jesus and accept the Christian faith.
- Pray that the preachers go on to reach out to people of other religion and offer them salvation which only comes from Jesus Christ.
- Pray that the French Christians experience fullness of the joy of the Lord in their private and public life.
- That the dipping church attendance is put to a hold and more people start liking to participate in the church.
- That the French arts such as paintings, statues, fashion houses, music and literature are used to promote peace, harmony, truth and courage instead of vulgarity and vanity.
- Pray for unity and peace among Christians of various denominations in France.
- Pray that all cults and hate movements are a failure. That the works of the Evil One through them are exposed and brought low.
- That the people of God in France prevail against every form of deception that is used to tempt them and weaken them in their personal walk with Christ.
- That all of France’s infrastructure is kept safe and secure including their nuclear installations.
- Pray that there is no misuse of the nation’s resources by any form of corruption in the government, military etc in France
- Pray for good, moral and effective leaders for France.