ISIS has forced thousands of Syrian Christians to flee their homes or “convert to Islam, pay a tax, or face death.”
Myanmar is currently ranked by the World Watch List as the 23rd most dangerous place in the world for Christians.
Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group, continues to terrorize Christians in Nigeria and has forced millions to flee their homes in fear of capture.
Violent clashes between Muslim and Christian groups in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) make it a volatile place for Christ-followers.
IIndia is a rich tapestry of culture, ethnicity, and religion. But a hostile political atmosphere is making it difficult for Christians to practice their faith in Christ.
In North Korea, being a Christian is forbidden by law. Public expressions of faith, worship, evangelism, or possession of Bibles have been known to end in execution.
Nepali Christians represent less than 2 percent of the population and are frequently targeted by extremist groups, particularly Hindu and Maoist factions.
Christians who operate apart from the government-approved churches of China are subject to discrimination, arrest, and threats.
IRAQ & SYRIA
Christians in Iraq and Syria have suffered unthinkable persecution from ISIS. Pray for believers who remain or are displaced around the world—that they will lead many Muslims to Christ and that members of ISIS will come to know Jesus.
Because it is illegal to be a Christian in North Korea, Christ-followers are often completely isolated . . . making fellowship and evangelism extremely dangerous. Pray for Christians suffering torture in labor camps, and that the nation’s leadership will become open to the Gospel.
CHINA & VIETNAM
Leaders of house churches are often targeted and closely monitored by police. Pray for the spiritual growth of minority groups and Christians living in rural areas, and for the spiritual awakening of government officials.
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, IRAN
Large regions of the Middle East are unsafe for Christians and their families. Many face constant threats and assassination attempts. Pray for Christians being persecuted by their families, that the Gospel will invade the ranks of terrorist groups, and that those living under strict regimes will have wisdom and perseverance.
Larger church gatherings have been told to disband, and Christian leaders are often targeted. Pray for new believers, that they will receive access to God’s Word and will boldly proclaim the Gospel without fear. Pray also for Christian leaders, that they will receive the ministry training they need.
INDIA & NIGERIA
Christians throughout India and Nigeria face violent persecution from opposing religious groups. Pray for Indian Christians living in states with anti-conversion laws and those being pressured to convert back to Hinduism. Pray also for Nigerian Christians who have been driven from their homes by Boko Haram, and that these militants will come to know Jesus Christ.