A Culture of Conspiracy and Suspicion
In certain cultures, conspiracy lies at the heart of everyday life. At home women conspire with amulets and potions to manipulate their men. Men threaten to take a second wife in order to get their way.
One sibling conspires against his / her siblings for parental attention. Officials conspire with a manipulated news media. For many this is part of daily reality.
Being aware of the scheming in their own circles, sometimes they will react by blaming others for their difficulties. Like all people’s around the world, people need the one who delivers from the ultimate schemer (John 14:6 and 10:10-11).
- Pray for profound healing where people have experienced injustice and exploitation (Isaiah 61:1-3).
- Pray that the increasingly more numerous communities of believers in the Arab world would become havens of rest, healing, love, truth and honesty in the scheming world of manipulation and darkness.
- Pray that there would be significant casting down of the numerous exaggerated lies and half truths which have become reality for many (John. 8:31-32, 2 Cor 10:4-5).