Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” – John 18:36-37
Pray for the salvation of the current leaders of ISIS. Ask God to make them into leaders who draw those serving below them into the truth and life of Jesus. Pray that they would know Jesus as King and that they would lead their people according to His rule.
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” – Luke 7:6-9
ISIS is set up as a state and has a clearly established structure beneath the leader. This structure includes deputies, governors of territories, and councils regulating finances, weaponry, recruitment, intelligence, and the media.
Pray that each branch would know the Lord. Pray that they would have an understanding of the authority of Jesus, just as the centurion had. May Jesus find faith among ISIS members and leadership that causes Him to marvel.
In the face of injustice, one of the responses God asks of us is to pray.
Will you pray over places of conflict, for those in positions of leadership, and for the church to stand courageously and serve as a vehicle for forgiveness? Read more in Injustice in Sudan: A Call to Prayer.