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Prayer Points for the Worldwide Persecuted Church. Pray for strength and courage and for peace that only God can bring. Thank Him that His grace is sufficient for their needs (2 Cor 12:9 ). Pray that their faith will not fail, but that

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Prayer Points for the Worldwide Persecuted Church

  • Pray for strength and courage and for peace

  • that only God can bring. Thank Him that His

  • grace is sufficient for their needs (2 Cor 12:9).

  • Pray that their faith will not fail, but that

  • their suffering will draw them closer to Him

  • and increase their faith.

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will enable

  • persecuted Christians to forgive and love

  • their persecutors and that their Christ-like

  • reactions will have an impact on their

  • persecutors.

  • Pray for believers as they risk their lives to

  • witness for Christ in communities hostile to

  • God and His Word. Pray that, even when

  • rejected and pressured for their faith, they

  • will put their hope in the Lord.

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Pray for believers in the ISLAMIC WORLD

facing persecution from Muslim militants & discrimination in employment and the legal system.

  • Pray for nations where

  • terrorism is intense,

  • such as Iraq and Afghanistan,

  • and for where Muslim militants

  • instigate violence

  • against Christians, such as

  • Nigeria, Egypt and Somalia.

  • Pray for protection, wisdom,

  • provision and perseverance for

  • the victims of attacks and

  • for those who have lost loved

  • ones due to violent persecution.

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"I know that in all situations God is with me."

- A Nigerian boy whose entire family was martyred by Muslims

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Pray for Christians in the COMMUNIST WORLD

  • Pray that God will be the refuge and

  • strength for the vast number of

  • believers imprisoned in Eritrea and

  • North Korea.

  • Pray for healing for their physical

  • and emotional wounds and that the

  • ever-present Holy Spirit may comfort

  • and counsel their hearts.

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  • Pray for continued church growth in the midst of oppression and suffering

“I praise the Lord that He has never forsaken us”

- A formerly imprisoned Vietnamese pastor

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Pray for the HINDU WORLDChristiansface persecution from militant Hindus and discrimination in the legal and social system.

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  • Ask God to protect Christians in Nepal and India, most of whom

  • are vulnerable, poor and without a "voice."  Pray that they will

  • not feel abandoned but rest in the peace and provision of their

  • Father.

  • Pray for the Indian Church to grow in prayerfulness, casteless

  • solidarity, wisdom, grace and perseverance in the face of suffering.

"Although we no longer have a home, the presence of Jesus in our hearts is a reason for comfort for us."

- Christian whose husband was killed and home destroyed by Hindu militants in India

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  • Pray that Christians in Burma will be sustained, kept safe and blessed with faith, peace,

  • and the assurance of God's love and presence in their lives.

  • Pray for God to embolden the young church in Bhutan, for wisdom and to be an agent

  • of blessing in the midst of pressure and opposition.

  • “God has been so good to us that we are not afraid of difficulties.”

  • - A persecuted Burmese pastor

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