| Praying for the Persecuted - 1|
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
Paul exhorts the Ephesians after putting on the parts of the spitiual armor to be in prayer for the other saints. The putting on of the armor is not merely that we ward off attacks by the enemy ourselves. But I believe the puttng on of the spiritual armor is so that we can be in prayer for our brothers and sisters who are also under spiritual attack.
Please join us tonight as we lift up our persecuted brothers and sisters who are definitely under spiritual attack. Please join us tonight as we call out for the global harvest of souls.
Calls times for prayer call are.......
9 p.m. Eastern
8 p.m. Central
7 p.m. Mountain
6 p.m. Pacific
Call number and access code are.......
Lord willing, I look forward to praying with you tonight.
| 2017/6/27 17:09|
| Re: Praying for the Persecuted|
| 2017/7/12 14:15|
| Re:Wed. Noon...7/12/17 |
In the past decade, North Korea has gone from a mysterious country no one knew about to a focal point of global politics. North Korea, under the brutal rule of the Kim family, is ranked as the most oppressive country in the world for Christians. Christianity is outlawed there and anyone caught worshipping God, praying or reading a smuggled Bible is sent to prison camps.
How to pray: That God would continue to stir up an underground church, for protection for Christians living there, and that God’s Kingdom and justice would come to North Korea.
| 2017/7/12 14:16|
| Re: Wed. PM...7/12/17|
Syria is another country playing a visible role in American foreign politics. It’s also the sixth most oppressive country in the world for a Christian to live. As the Syrian civil war has progressed, the opposition to the government has become increasingly controlled by Islamic militants such as ISIS. Because Christians tend to live together in geographic pockets and are (perceived) to be pro-government, they are an extremely vulnerable target.
How to pray: For our government to have wisdom in how to wisely and compassionately interact with Syria. For the Christians (some of whom are deliberately remaining behind) who are living out their faith at a heavy cost. And for Open Doors efforts there, such as relief aid, Bibles, discipleship materials, leadership training and grief counseling.
| 2017/7/12 19:53|
| Re: Thurs. Afternoon...7/13/2017 |
You are invited to join us tonight, Thursday July 13, in a prayer call for the persecuted church.
Time: 9:00 PM EST
8:00 PM CST
7:00 PM MST
6:00 PM PST
Call in number: 712 775-7035
This week we will pray for Christians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen
The inspiration to radical Muslims
Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most active al-Qaida groups. This group calls for the killing or expulsion of all Christans and Jews from the Arabian peninsula. Today al-Qaida continues tp provide inspiration for radical Muslims everywhere and actively is promoting their jihadi agenda – attacking our Christian brothers and sisters everywhere. Actually what they do is best described as terrorize and slaughter.
Al-Qaida takes credit for the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, attacks on US Embassies in Kenya killing 200 plus aside from the attacks in Bali, Madrid, London, Berlin and so on.
· Pray that Al-Qaida leaders will come to know Christ in a personal way and that their worldwude influence will lead other Muslims to Christ.
· Pray to the Lord that Christians living in areas of al-Qaida influence will remain strong in faith.
· Pray that the Christians living in areas with large Muslim populations would have a desire to share their faith with their neighbors and friends.
· Pray for the Lords’s protection over the believers who live in areas with large Muslim population.
· Pray that Christians will have access to Bibles and Chrisian broadcasts and other tools to grow.
· Pray that the American Christians will not be bitter towards Moslems, but will show Christ ‘s love to them.
· Pray that the Lord will frustrate and derail their attacks on Christians and their churches.
• Pray for resilience under the ongoing stress of persecution.
· Pray that they would be able to forgive their persecutors to the glory of God.
• Pray for courage and protection for believers.
| 2017/7/13 15:07|
| Re: |
You know I might be going to a study tonight and will ask for prayer for this.
| 2017/7/13 18:06||Profile|
| Re: Fri. AM...July 14, 2017 |
Not only is South Sudan experiencing one of the worst famines in history, the country as a whole continues to be one of the most hostile nations to Christianity on the planet. There’s no true rule of law under the authoritarian leadership of al-Bashir and arrests, attacks and murders plague all the Christian villages in the country, particularly those in the Nuba mountain region.
How to pray: Sudan’s cultural landscape is a complicated blend of both ethnic and religious conflicts. Pray for peace and reconciliation among all people groups in the country, for aid groups to be freed to provide food to those who need it, and for God to establish just leaders in the country.
| 2017/7/14 4:23|
| Re: Fri. PM...7/14/17 |
Iraq has become an afterthought in the American political scene, but the plight of Christians there is dire. There has been a Christian presence in Iraq for nearly two millennia, but it currently sits on the verge of extinction due to the invasion of ISIS in 2014 and the continued oppression by Muslim extremists in the region.
How to pray: Pray first and foremost that in the face of persecution, the Christian church would not just survive, but explode in power, transforming the communities they live in. The Iraqi government is still new and (in theory) democratic. The more Christianity transforms communities, the more the possibility of governmental influence increases. Secondly, pray for the Islamic extremist groups. Pray that God would miraculously change the hearts of these groups. That they would be transformed from the inside out.
| 2017/7/14 17:41|
| Re: Sat. AM...7/15/17|
To Prayer Warriors.......
••• For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.•••
2 Cor. 1:5
••• Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ,•••
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Persecution ministries estimate that every few minutes someone lays down their life for the Lord Jesus Christ. They lay down their life in the ultimate sense in that they are martyred Him.
A few weeks ago it was reported that two Chinese nationalists believed to be sharing Jesus in Pakistan were kidnapped and martyred. ISIS has taken responsibility for the killing of the two Chinese citizens. Though they were teachers it was believed that they were martyred because they were preaching Jesus.
I just heard on a prayer call this morning that possibly 7 evangelists have been arrested in Pakistan. I have yet to find verification of this information. But trust the brother who gave the information over the call. Given the times that we are living in and the hostility to the gospel by Satan. The report is probably true.
This past week North Korea has put an electrified fence across its northern border with China. This is to prevent those from escaping the brutality of the Kim regime in North Korea from fleeing into China. But also to probably prevent evangelists from southern China going into North Korea to preach the gospel.
As we read such reports indicated above we must see the wider context of what the scriptures tell us. Our brother, the Apostle Paul, writes below,
••• For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly plces.•••
••• For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.•••
2 Cor. 10:3-4
Our warfare against the schemes of Satan is spiritual. It has to be fought with spiritual weapons. The Lord reminds us that we have weapons of righteousness,
••• in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,•••
2 Cor. 6:7
••• The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.•••
Our weapons to resist and have victory over Satan are the word of God and prayer. Our persecuted brothers and sisters understand these weapons.
Please come and join with us tonight as we intercede for the persecuted church and call out for the global harvest of souls.
Please come and join with us tonight as we pray the comfort of Jesus and the encouragement of Christ to be upon these precious saints.
Time of call.......
9 p.m. EST
8 p.m. CST
7 p.m. MST
6 p.m. PST
Call number and access code are .......
Lord willing, I look forward to praying with you tonight. I look forward to lifting up those who are in the shadow of the cross.
I remain your brother in Christ,
But even if you were not able to join us on the call. Please remember our persecuted brothers and sisters in the shadow of the cross. This is why I post their prayer request on this thread. Even a five-minute prayer given on their behalf will mean much to them. And bear fruit for eternity.
Please pray for the brothers and sisters who are persecuted His sake.
| 2017/7/15 9:45|
| Re: Sat. PM...7/15/17|
Christianity in Iran is more than just another religion, it’s a sign of Western influence. As the government struggles to retain control of its people (especially a younger and more secular generation), it has stepped up its hostility to anything deemed an assault to its values. The two most persecuted groups in Iran are Muslim Background Believers and any Christians found actively evangelizing.
How to pray: Iran, more than other countries, is teetering on the edge of a change in leadership. Pray that God would bring justice and peace to this nation and would raise up people in Iran committed to tolerance and religious freedom. Pray for boldness among Christians in Iran who are often treated as second-class citizens and persecuted for sharing their faith.
If you are so led by the Spirit please come and join us tonight as we lift up the believers in nations such as Iran. Call information is posted in the preceding post. But whether you come on tonight's call or not, please to remember our persecutef brothers and sisters in a short prayer before God.
| 2017/7/15 19:05|