Today is an important date on the church calendar — the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. People all over the world are taking time to remember and pray for oppressed Christians around the world.
It’s important to remember persecuted Christians every day, but on the International Day of Prayer it’s even more vital.
Every day, people are sent to prison, tortured, and even killed for believing in Jesus. But you can help.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to help persecuted Christians is to pray for them. And when you pray today, you’re joining thousands of people who are petitioning God for the same thing. If you struggle to know how to pray for people you’ve never met, here are a few prayer requests to help you get started.
Pray for persecuted Christians …
1. to be brave: Persecuted Christians need to bravely cling to their faith despite their circumstances.
2. to find hope: Persecuted Christians need the hope of Christ to get them through difficult times.
3. to continue growing spiritually: Persecuted Christians want to grow closer to their Savior.
For more ideas about how to pray for your suffering brothers and sisters in Christ, you can use these online International Day of Prayer resources.
In addition to praying, you congregation can help the persecuted church in powerful another way. For $5, you can send a Bible to an oppressed believer. Christians living in persecution are desperate for the comfort of God’s Word. A Bible is the best gift you can give someone in need of courage and hope.
Please join us and give a Bible to a persecuted believer today. All it takes is $5.