Christians in Pakistan Plead for Our Prayers

May 11, 2011 by Open Doors in General

Pakistani Women

Violence and hostility toward Christians were expected after bin Laden’s death. While some are relieved, others are uneasy about what the future holds as fear mounts over who will emerge as Al-Qaeda and the Taliban’s key leaders. The partnership of Al Qaeda and the Taliban relied heavily on Bin Laden’s skill at consolidating the two organizations. The two groups are expected to transition from being independent and separate parts of the same organization into two different organizations. There is already evidence of infighting and power struggle between them. According to sources this will more than likely increase the chances of violence toward the church in Pakistan as all activities perceived as Christian and/or western will become a target.

Pakistani Christians say that they are at an extremely difficult time in their history and that now is the time for the church in Pakistan to rise and be a light and strength to their nation. During this time of uncertainty and transition they ask for our prayers for:

“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:9-10

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