Prayers For The Persecuted Church

Posted: December 21, 2007 in Prayer, The Persecuted Church
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 Taken from Voice of the Martyrs 

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

IRAN Christians Arrested, Interrogated and Literature Confiscated – VOM SourcesRecently Christians were arrested and interrogated by secret police. The Voice of the Martyrs contacts report Christian literature and other items were confiscated during the arrests. In the last six months, thousands of pieces of Christian literature have been confiscated as part of a significant crackdown by secret police. Pray God protects believers in Iran and for God to give them wisdom as they share the gospel in dangerous areas. Pray their courageous testimonies will draw nonbelievers into fellowship with Christ. Psalm 118:17, Psalm 91  

PAKISTAN Christians Under Attack Ask for Prayer – VOM SourcesThe Voice of the Martyrs has received several prayer requests from believers in Pakistan. Due to the volatile and sensitive climate in Pakistan, VOM cannot release the specific locations of these believers. They request: “Please pray for our ministry, we want to reach all of Pakistan and distribute the Word of God to Muslim hands.”“Please pray for us to be strengthened in our faith and for God to give us wisdom and knowledge”.“Pray for areas that are under attack from suicide bombers, any lives are being destroyed. Ask God to protect people in these areas and that they will be able to know Jesus Christ.”Psalm 23, Romans 8:31  

INDONESIA Islamic Extremists Secure Closure of Two Churches – Compass Direct News

In November, a Baptist church and a Catholic church were attacked and closed after Islamic extremists protested their presence, in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to Compass Direct News, “The extremists from the Islamic Defender Forces (Front Pembela Islam or FPI), attacked the home of Rev. Bedali Hulu, pastor at Jakarta Christian Baptist Church, kicking out doors and windows, breaking glass and throwing the pastors belongings from the house. The church had been meeting in the pastor’s home.” In a separate incident in West Jakarta, about 75 Muslim extremists demanded ministry activities at Damai Kristus Catholic Church stop. Compass Direct reported, “Marching against the church ostensibly because it did not have the proper permit for expansion – local authorities had denied the parish priests application without explanation – the irate demonstrators walked from Al Maulana mosque to the church yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great). Sources said the protestors threatened violence if church leaders refused to comply with their demands and tried to force clergymen to remove all religious symbols.” Pray for the safety of believers in Indonesia. Ask God to use their testimonies to draw nonbelievers into fellowship with Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54:17, Psalm 91

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How to Pray for Persecuted Christians

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