International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 18, 2008

Today, November 18th, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  Please take some time today to kneel before the Lord in petition and prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe who are suffering – often really horrifically – because they proclaim faith in and a life lived for Jesus Christ.  Please also pray for the leaders of the nations in which religious persecution is rampant, asking God to reign sovereign and supreme, acting in justice and mercy, on earth as it is in heaven.

Let the words of our brother Paul echo: “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia.  We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.  Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.  But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.  On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.  Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”  (II Corinthians 1.8-11)

Check out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Check out general information about the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Check out the list of specific requests for Christians around the world.

Check out the list of specific world leaders to pray for.

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One Response to “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church”

  1. ouiseigneur Says:

    thank you for sharing this with us, cathy. we need constant reminders of what it means to live and to suffer for Christ.


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