In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel. These “separate peoples” are mostly Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist, and include significant urban populations.
EthiopiaEthiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, known as the Horn of Africa. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent with a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). An introductory prayer guide for Ethiopia can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for Ethiopia, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure). Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for Ethiopia.
As followers of Christ, it is incumbent upon us to answer questions regarding terrorism and Muslim refugees from a biblical perspective, not from the effects of fleeting emotions such as angst and anger; not from cultural bias; not from conservative or liberal political perspectives, but from an understanding of the Scriptures and God’s heart for all people, even enemies.