Please pray for the Karimojong living in Rupa. Two outreach Bible studies currently take place every Saturday afternoon, and have been met with some welcome, some mild interest, as well as outright hostility. Please pray for these precious souls to receive the good news in hearts of good soil. Please pray especially for the Bible stories being shared with the children of Rupa at the same time, whose hearts are equally as hard as the adults. All desperately need Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4: If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. Thy are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18a: But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.
Praise God that He brings freedom from bondage to sin and the devil. Ask God to remove the veil that blinds people to the truth, so that many Karimojong may see the glorious light of the Good News and come to know Him. Pray that God’s children here in Karamoja will reflect His glory to others.
“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13
Please pray for the next generation of Karamoja. There is such great need for the gospel and for discipleship, but not enough laborers to reach the children. Please pray for the Lord Himself to teach these children and that they will find the peace of repentance and becoming His very own kids. Please pray for His anointing on children ministry here in Karamoja.
“…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.