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current laws in many restricted nations forbidding evangelism, missionary activity and religious instruction, will be repealed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