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Black Friday, Materialism and the Persecuted Church

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

Every year on this day, there is always a report on someone either getting hurt or killed by a stampede of people rushing into a store on Black Friday. It seems as though material goods take precedence over caring about other people- a scary thought.   

Obviously, not all Black Friday shoppers are this way, but it is a troubling thought to think that this happens within our society on an annual basis.

Persecuted Christians know that we live in a society that is heavily influenced by materialism. While we are praying for them, they are also praying for us. They pray that we would not be distracted by our materialistic society, but that we would continue to seek the true treasure (our relationship with Jesus Christ).

I am so thankful for these prayers from our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. They are so faithful to pray for us- even though we have so much. The Body of Christ is an amazing thing!

Lord, help our main focus to be on you- not on the things of this world. We love you and want to honor you in all we do. We pray this in your name, Amen!

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