“…But I will leave in your midst a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord…” (Zephaniah 3:11-13)
In every people group, pride is a destructive stronghold which keeps people from looking to God. The Karimojong are no exception. But the people of God will have humble hearts! Please pray that God will humble the hearts of the Karimojong, so that they turn to Him and make Him their refuge instead of anything else! Pray that the Lord of hosts will conquer every stronghold of pride in hearts and in the land of Karamoja.
Join in praying that the soul/heart hunger and thirst would garner more of the focus of these dependent people than any other hunger or thirst. That they would come to know Jesus as the Living Bread, as Living water.
John 6:35 when Jesus declared, “I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.”
And pray 2 Cor. 3:16 – When one turns to the Lord the veil is removed.
Job 28:28: “And He said to the human race, ‘The fear of the Lord-that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”
There is little fear of God in Karamoja. There is more fear of the devil and of curses, but Jesus is thought of by people who have heard about Him as a kind of Santa Claus. Please pray that our Father will pour out His Spirit of the fear of the Lord on the Karimojong to make them wise. Pray that He gives them revelation of His holiness and power so that they are in awe of Him, shun evil, and their fear of the enemy is broken. Pray that the Karimojong not only see but personally know our mighty Father for who He is.
Ezekiel 34 speaks about shepherds and verse 8 talks about the shepherds neglecting the sheep- they were taking care of themselves and not the sheep. In v. 11 the Lord says He Himself will look for His sheep and take care of them.
Evangelism happens here and people raise their hands to accept Jesus, and then the people holding the crusades leave, and leave the baby sheep to fend for themselves. Please pray for the few Christ-followers among the Kjong to have the Father’s heart for their fellow sheep.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness; they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6
A common Karimojong greeting is “Akorro,” which means “hunger,” even if they have just finished a plate of food. And yet, while their spirits starve, they have no hunger for Jesus or desire to know more about Him if He won’t give them health and wealth. Please pray for God to bless the Karimojong by pouring out His Spirit of hunger and thirst for righteousness! Please pray that they will have the hunger and thirst to then eat the Living Bread that came down from heaven, and drink the water from which they will never be thirsty again and which wells up to eternal life.
Please join me in praying Isaiah 48:17-18 for the Karimojong people. That they would truly know God as their Redeemer, they would know Him as the Holy One, they would let the Holy Spirit teach them and lead them in the way they should go.
Pray that they would pay attention to His commands and as a result that righteousness would light up this region and God would be glorified in changed lives.
Pray for the people who call themselves Christian in Karamoja to preach the salvation message of Jesus Christ and not a message of good works to get into heaven. Please join us in interceding that this false gospel will lose power here and the true gospel of grace would be known and received.
Please pray for the karimojong who are seeking the truth to be protected from false teaching, and that they will reject the false teaching they have already received. It came to light that most of the engaged karimojong believe that satan sends people to hell not God, which gives him power he does not in truth possess. Many more such things are coming to light. As scripture is used to dispute lies, pray that the truth of God’s Word would find fertile soil and that the fruit would be strong and resilient against the wiles of the evil one.
Please join us in praying Isaiah 35 for the Karimojong people. We are seeing the wastelands in souls being refreshed and blossoming with the joy of the Lord. Doors are opening as never before to share about His good news and the abundance that comes from changed hearts and lives. May His glory be displayed and received. Please pray for God to strengthen those who have tired hands and hearts, and weak knees from the labors. Thank you for praying.
The kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness do not mix; they clash and display their powers. Thanks be to Jesus for He has the victory; light is not overcome by darkness. Evidence of the darkness shows in the communities about- a young man was sacrificed because he was accused of withholding the rain, then heavy rain fell, so the people feel justified in their actions. Please pray for the Light to shine.