Category Archives: Perseverance

The International Day of Prayer

image Sunday Nov. 9 is The International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the persecuted church. Please join hundreds of thousands of Christians all around the world praying for those who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs.

 

Here are some specific prayer requests from the VOM Persecution Blog:

Please pray:
The Lord will give courage to His people who are enduring persecution for His Name

The Lord will place His restraining hand on those who seek to harm His people
Churches facing government opposition will stand firm in their ministry

Christians will have opportunities to reach out with the Gospel without fear of intimidation or harassment

Servants of the Lord will be able to deliver Bibles and Christian literature to places where they are most needed

Christians who have been left without pastors and teachers may be kept strong in their faith

Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith will be released safely

The Lord will restrain the callousness and brutality of prison guards in their treatment of Christians in prison

Pray against the increasing problem of young Christian girls being kidnapped, raped and forced to marry

Those who have lost loved ones by martyrdom will be comforted and strengthened by God during their grief

Christian pastors will be kept from danger and strengthened in their faith as they care for the people of God

New converts may be protected and provided for should their family turn against them.

The current laws in many restricted nations forbidding evangelism, missionary activity and religious instruction, will be repealed

Response: The persecution of Christians has been on the increase this year. Remember particularly the 50,000 that had to leave their homes behind in Orissa, India and the thousands that recently fled Mosul, Iraq.

Also, remember the thousands of Christians who are continually subjected to persecution, discrimination and worse in Muslim dominated countries or regions around the world.   (Cross-posted @ Answers For The Faith)            *Top

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Revival: Perseverance and Blessing in China

Video: 29 min. 54 seconds

This is an incredible documentary about the Chinese church, a story of persecution, blessing, and perseverance–a story of true revival that cannot be stopped by a godless government. The church continues to expand against all odds at an incredible rate in spite of persecution.

This video gives a taste of what it is like to stand up for the faith in the midst of persecution. It is nearly 30 minutes long but it went by fast for me and gave me a perspective on the church in China that I will never forget.

During most of this documentary, Chinese worship and choir music is playing in the background–a real blessing. I really did experience the Holy Spirit in the midst of it!             *Top

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