Pray with them 2016

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Community, Prayer | 0 comments

Pray with them 2016

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Today, November 6, is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. As reported on World Help’s Blog,

This is no imaginary suffering. Believers worldwide are risking everything—even their lives—for the sake of the Gospel.

  • In China, they face torture and imprisonment for gathering to worship in secret.
  • In North Korea, they are sent to concentration camps for owning a Bible.
  • In India, their churches are burned to the ground and their women raped and tortured.
  • In the Central African Republic, their businesses are destroyed and their homes demolished.

As we speak, our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq are being beaten, beheaded, and even crucified simply for their belief in Jesus . . . even the children.

10 Ways to Pray for Our Persecuted Family

1. Pray that persecuted believers will sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5).
2. Pray that they will feel connected to the greater Body of Christ (l Cor. 12:20,26).
3. Pray that they will be comforted by God when their family members are killed, injured or imprisoned for their witness (2 Cor. 1:3-5).
4. Pray that they will have more opportunities to share the gospel (Col. 4:3).
5. Pray for their boldness to make Christ known (Phil. 1:14).
6. Pray that they will forgive and love their persecutors (Matt. 5:44).
7. Pray that their ministry activities will remain undetected by authorities or others who wish to silence them (Acts 9:25).
8. Pray that they will rejoice in suffering (Acts 5:41).
9. Pray that they will be refreshed through God’s Word and grow in their faith (Eph, 6:17).
10. Pray that they will be strengthened through the prayers of fellow believers (Jude 20-25).


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