A religious climate of fear, violence, and duty does not lead to the life God desires His children to experience. God made us to experience joy—a joy that surpasses all understanding and that flows from His mercy and goodness.
Pray that God would give members of ISIS joy in the Lord. Pray that they would be so overjoyed in Him that they would sing, dance, and shout His praises.
Jesus is the ultimate source of our joy. Pray that members of ISIS would find the Savior, who is the source of joy for all peoples. Pray that they would lean on Jesus and remember that their sins have been washed away and that before God, they are faultless and greatly loved.
Pray that members of ISIS know the presence of the Lord, and that they would take the path that leads to life. Pray that the delight that they have in the Lord would give them righteous desires.
Pray that ISIS members experience the fullness of joy as they choose to walk with God. Pray that anything that attempts to steal their joy and keep them from finding true joy would be removed.
With tears in his eyes, Hamid burst into praise. “This is about Jesus! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! God is the greatest!” Hamid is joyfully embracing Jesus as he grows in understanding of His death and resurrection. Read more in God is the Greatest.