A Journey Through The Alliance Vision Prayer | Week 4

June 6, 2022 | 9 minute read
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Week 4: A Journey Through the Alliance Vision Prayer

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Week 4

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Intercessor Guide

O God, with all our hearts, we long for you. Come, transform us to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused people, multiplying disciples everywhere.


Day 1

Bible Readings:

Colossians 1:15–23; Revelation 21:1–7

Reflection Questions:

  • In what ways am I prone to short-change the person and ministry of Jesus? In my life? In the lives of others?
  • Why might I take comfort in a diminished view of who Jesus is and what he has done?
  • How might I better understand and commit to Jesus to change or expand my ministry or the ministry of others?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That God would show you the practical implications of what a grander understanding of who Jesus is would mean for life and ministry.
  • That you would have a constantly growing desire to know and to love Jesus more deeply.
  • That God would give you an increased desire to share with others who Jesus is in his fullness.
  • That the Kuy would experience the fullness of Jesus and conform to his likeness.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, what have I forgotten, overlooked, or not yet realized about who you are that you want me to discover or remember?

Kuy:

The Kuy inhabit both sides of the Thai-Cambodia border, with about 35,000 living on the Cambodian side. They are predominately animist in their belief, with Buddhism mixed in. The Kuy are deeply steeped in their religion, but they are not entirely resistant to Christianity. Only 0.53% of the Kuy are considered Evangelical Christians, but there are several small Kuy churches in Cambodia.

The Bible has recently been translated into Kuy, and we trust that they will soon have a greater interest in reading it. May those who follow Christ boldly proclaim their faith!

Pray with us:

Lord, would you magnify the uniqueness of Jesus—the One who does not share his glory with another, the One who provides a sure and certain way to salvation, the One who has overcome all antagonistic spiritual forces and, as One with God, rules over the cosmos. May the Kuy see you for who you are!

Bless Kuys with a revelation of the uniqueness of Jesus and discernment to wade through their belief system, testing it against the purity of your Word. Bless them with a hunger for truth. Would you favour them with a solid and growing confidence in Jesus? Come, and love these people into your fellowship, Jesus. Amen.

Image of a family cooking over a firepit.


Day 2

Bible Readings:

Numbers 21:49; John 3:921

Reflection Questions:

  • Are there ways in which you have become impatient with the journey that God is taking you on? How might this be an invitation to centre yourself on Christ?
  • Are there ways you have been hiding in the dark for fear of condemnation? How might Jesus be inviting you to come into the light?
  • Are you living rooted in your identity of Christ?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That our eyes would be centred on Jesus, who has been lifted up through his death and resurrection to save us.
  • That we would choose light instead of darkness and gratitude instead of complaining.
  • That God would raise workers who would faithfully reveal the beauty of Jesus to the Kazakhs and that they would lift their eyes to him to be saved.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, in what ways have my eyes become centred on difficult circumstances instead of centred on you?
  • How can I lift my eyes up instead of down?

Kazakhs:

Most of the 12.2 million Kazakh live in Kazakhstan; however, many live in Mongolia, Ukraine, and Russia. About 3,300 Kazakhs call Canada home, according to The Joshua Project. Although many Kazakhs are culturally Muslim, their religion isn’t intensely practiced. Only 0.1% of Kazakhs are Christians.

Kazakhs living in urban areas seem to be more open to hearing the gospel message than those in villages with stronger family bonds. Kazakhs are known for their warmth, friendliness, and hospitality.

Pray with us:

Heavenly Father, bless Kazakhs with a new song! May they sing a new song of praise to you that cannot be silenced! “you are worthy of taking the scroll and of opening its seals because you were slain, and with your blood, you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).

Pour out your favour and blessing upon the few Kazakh believers to enable them to “each day proclaim the good news that he saves.” May they sing of your “glorious deeds among the nations” and “tell everyone about the amazing things” you do (Psalm 96:2-3).

Bless the Kazakhs in these days of turmoil and unrest, with a peace that only comes from knowing the Prince of Peace. May their hearts be hungry for the truth of who you are, Jesus.

Unveil their eyes to the truth of the Gospel, and may their ears begin to hear the whisper of heaven’s song saying, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain” Revelation 5:12. Amen.

Four Kazakh kids standing in an apartment stairwell while wearing winter gear.


Day 3

Bible Readings:

John 13:117; Colossians 3:117

Reflection Questions:

  • To what extent would you identify with Paul’s statement that “Christ is your life”? How does your life reflect the servant heart of Jesus?
  • Are there things at the centre of your life that you need to put to death so that Christ can be the centre?
  • How can you clothe yourself with Christ so that the image of the Creator is more clearly reflected in you?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That our longing to be All Things Jesus would give us the courage to put everything contrary to death.
  • That the compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love of Jesus would be the very centre of how we live as his people.
  • That we would follow the example of Jesus in washing the feet of all.
  • That the Pashtun would experience the joy of being God’s chosen people, who are holy and dearly loved.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, which of your character traits do you want me to focus on putting on today? How can I do that?

Pashtun:

Pashtuns have a reputation as independent and fearless people. They are also known for their love for children, close-knit families, and rich literary history of poetry and proverbs woven skillfully into daily discourse. They are lavish in their hospitality and generosity to guests. Their clothing and textiles are expressive and filled with brilliant, striking colours and patterns.

There are approximately 40-45 million Pashtuns, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Joshua Project suggests about 47,000 Pashtuns call Canada home. Less than 0.1% of this people group are Christian. Typically, the Gospel is met with resistance and hostility by Pashtuns.

Pray with us:

Lord Jesus, thank you for how warm and hospitable Pashtuns are. you welcome us with your arms open wide, and we pray that you will bless many Pashtuns with that warm embrace.

We know that you are watching each of them and that you long for them to come home to you. Bless whole households and tribes with dreams and visions. Lead them to gospel witnesses who will introduce them to your warm embrace.

Bless the few Pashtun believers to grow in faith and resilience despite persecution and suffering. Bless them with miraculous Kingdom breakthroughs among all the Pashtun tribes. Amen.

Large Pashtun family sitting on the floor of a home.


Day 4

Bible Readings:

Ezekiel 36:2427; 2 Corinthians 5:1121

Reflection Questions:

  • How has the Spirit been at work in you, transforming your heart of stone into a heart that reflects Christ?
  • What is the most significant evidence that you are a new creation with Christ at the centre of your life?
  • How does Christ’s love compel you?
  • How is Christ empowering you as an ambassador of reconciliation in the world?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That the Spirit would move us to embrace God’s very best plan for our lives.
  • That our new nature as those in whom Christ dwells would shine brightly for all to see his beauty in us.
  • That the love of Jesus would compel us to multiply disciples who experience Jesus as we do.
  • That the Tibetan Refugee Diaspora would be reconciled to God and be transformed in Christ.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, what are the new things you have birthed in my life through your indwelling presence? Is there any old that is still vying to take centre place?

Tibetan Refugee Diaspora:

Most Tibetans live in Western China, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In 1959, over 80,000 Tibetans fled their homeland for India and Nepal. Since then, over 150,000 Tibetans have moved abroad and created diaspora communities in North America, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Australia. About 9,600 people of Tibetan descent live in Canada.

Most Tibetans practise Tibetan Buddhism (a mixture of Buddhism and the indigenous, shamanistic religion of Bon). Most Tibetans hold the belief that to be Tibetan is to be Buddhist. An estimated 0% of Tibetans are Evangelical Christians.

Although receptivity of the Gospel has been very slow, around eight small fellowships meet online. Those who become Christian seem to develop into strong leaders who greatly desire to share Jesus with their community.

Pray with us:

Father, we commit ourselves to be the hands and feet of Jesus to Tibetans as they come to Canada. Grow our love for you so we may follow your commands to love. Just as you have been generous to us, God gives us generous hearts towards Tibetans. Lord, you provide for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and when we join you in it, you bless the work of our hands.

Jesus, would you lead Tibetans to salvation and give them the joy of your presence. Let the refugee diaspora find their solace in the salvation of the God who, alone, is our refuge. Amen.

Tibetan shrines and prayer flags..


Day 5

Bible Readings:

Luke 23:2643; Philippians 2:118

Reflection Questions:

  • As you read the account of his crucifixion, what is striking to you about Jesus’ attitude?
  • How is this same attitude at work in your life?
  • Is there any way that Jesus is calling you to consider others better than yourself?
  • How might God be inviting you to lean into your identity as a child of God?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That our hearts would care for others and offer them forgiveness, even when they treat us poorly.
  • That we would look to the interests of others.
  • That the Church would shine like stars in the universe because Jesus is at the centre.
  • That all the Turks in Germany would bow their knees and confess with their mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, how are you inviting me to work out my salvation so that you are at the centre of everything?

Turks in Germany:

5-7 million Turks reside in Germany. Many immigrated to Germany as labourers in the 1960s. Most Turkish communities live in urban industrial centres of West Germany. Although most originate from Turkey, there are also significant ethnic Turkish communities from all over the Middle East.

Culturally, the majority of Sunni Muslims have become secularized. However, it is difficult for individuals to turn to Christ because they are perceived as forsaking their family, heritage, and culture. Conversion brings great shame to their families, and they face tremendous pressure to stay true to their families. Although there are very few Turkish Christians, 40 small fellowships are scattered across Germany.

Around 64,000 people of Turkish origin live in Canada.

Pray with us:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many Turks that you have brought to Germany for your purposes. We speak an evangelistic blessing over the German Church to make disciples of all nations. We pray that the German Christians and the ex-pats would, in unity, bring the love of Christ to their Turkish neighbours.

Jesus, bless the 40 Turkish fellowships with an outpouring of your Spirit. Strengthen them to be apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic disciples who train new believers to live missionally. Please bless Turkish believers with the boldness to share the Gospel, and we ask that You accompany the message of Christ with signs, wonders, and healings. We ask for a move of your Spirit that would cause whole families and networks of families to turn to Christ. Amen.

View of a German Street.


Day 6

Bible Readings:

Ephesians 1:1523; Philippians 3:721

Reflection Questions:

  • How is the incomparably great power of Christ central to all you do?
  • In what ways is Jesus the head over everything in your church? What does this look like in practical terms?
  • Is your desire to live a life that is “All Things Jesus” the one thing you strive for? Would you consider everything that is not Christ-centred to be rubbish?
  • How is your heavenly citizenship central to the way you live today?

Prayer Prompts:

  • That God would give us his Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we know him better.
  • That the power which raised Christ from the dead would transform the way we live as his people.
  • That we would know the joy of a Christ-centred life, knowing him in his power and sharing in his sufferings.
  • That each people group we’ve prayed for this week (Kuy, Kazakhs, Pashtun, Tibetan Refugee Diaspora, Turks in Germany) would become citizens of heaven.

Listening Prayer:

  • Jesus, are there things I need to leave behind so that I can strive after a fully Christ-centred life?

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