Sunday, November 6 is the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church. Christians around the world are facing persecution in unprecedented numbers. To get a better understanding of the extreme cases of persecution Christians in other countries are currently facing from reading our World Watch List (https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/) .
From merciless killing, destruction of churches and buildings, to being forced to denounce Jesus as their Lord, Christians are being stripped of the ability to follow Christ in safety and freedom.
Because we have freedom of religion in the United States, we can freely and openly worship Jesus Christ. Let us stand in the freedom we have to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. A Nigerian pastor had this to say, “Only guns of love can silence guns of hatred. What better way to love someone than to pray for them?”
During 2016 International Day of Prayer, you can join us in praying for the persecuted church. Pray that God will protect believers in persecuted countries. Pray that believers would see Christ in deeper ways. Lastly, pray that Christ would soften the hearts of their persecutors.
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