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The Lord has promised, "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."
(Jeremiah 31:25)

Many Christians living in ongoing situations of discrimination and persecution are weary and faint, worn down by the year-in, year-out struggle to survive and the frustration of the injustices they suffer.

Help them to find strength and hope in God by praying for them, with us, daily.

Join with us daily in praying for the persecuted church around the world.

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Daily Prayer - Sunday 08 June 2014 

The Turkish parliament has adopted a long-awaited “democratisation package” that increases the rights and freedoms of minorities. The bill, which was drawn up in response to criticism by the EU, which Turkey aspires to join, and also to large-scale protests last year against the government’s increasingly authoritarian rule and programme of state Islamisation, was adopted on 1 March. It introduces and increases penalties for offences such as abusing the rights of people to practise their faith and discrimination on grounds including religion, race and nationality. The package also returns the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery to Christian ownership. Give thanks for these modest reforms, and pray for significant further progress in the treatment of minorities in Turkey.

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Daily Prayer - Saturday 07 June 2014

Lift up to the Lord the Christians in Saudi Arabia, which is one of the most rigid and hardline states in the world. The small number of Saudi Christians must practise their faith in extreme secrecy, ...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 06 June 2014

Pray for Christians across the Middle East as they face hostility and violence from Islamist militants fighting to create a cross-border Islamic state in the region. An al-Qaeda group, the Islamic Sta...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 05 June 2014

A false blasphemy allegation triggered an arson attack on 3 January on an historic library owned by a church leader in Lebanon. The Al-Saeh library in Tripoli was targeted after rumours were spread th...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 04 June 2014

Pray for Le Quoc Quan, a Christian lawyer and activist in Vietnam, after his recent conviction was upheld on appeal. Although he has been repeatedly detained by the authorities, he has persisted in st...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 03 June 2014

Pray for the many Christians around the world who are following in the footsteps of our Lord in fleeing their homelands because of persecution. Pray that as He found safety as a baby in the land of Eg...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 02 June 2014

Just over a week after the Philippine government signed the agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a church was attacked in Zamboanga on the island of Mindanao. Five people were injured whe...

 
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    • “The training helped me to establish the foundation of my faith in the Word of God and build my life on it. I deliberately teach the course to my friends.” Mr Lepcha, a Nepali living in India, had participated in a tutor training course sponsored by Barnabas that equipped him to lead Bible training courses. He then also started serving as an elder in his church. Give thanks that these courses are building up the faith of 419 Christian students and 54 teachers, most of whom are converts from other religions. It is also helping them stand strong when they meet resistance from their relatives and communities. Pray that they will experience God’s comfort when experiencing persecution and God’s strength to reach out in love to those who are hurting them. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 19 hours ago

    • Pray for a Christian family in Kandhamal in Orissa state, India, who have been left devastated after their home was destroyed for the third time by Hindu extremists. The Digals of Budruka village were among hundreds of Christian families to lose their home in the horrendous anti-Christian violence of December 2007. They returned two months later and rebuilt their house, but in August 2008 the attacks resumed, and their second home was also destroyed. After receiving financial aid from the government they were able to rebuild it again this year, but in April it was wrecked once more, shattering their hopes of returning to their village to cultivate their land. Pray that the Lord will comfort them in their distress and provide them with a peaceful dwelling-place and secure home (Isaiah 32:18). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Sep 2014 00:00

    • The landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s general election in May sparked alarm for Christians and other minorities in the country. The BJP is the political wing of a Hindu nationalist movement, Hindutva, which is striving to make India a religiously pure nation. It has given support to Hindu extremist groups that attack Christians, and states under the party’s rule have generally experienced a rise in anti-Christian violence. The BJP has introduced “anti-conversion” laws in a number of states, which are used to prevent legitimate Christian evangelism. Prior to the general election, the BJP pledged to introduce national legislation to curb “missionary” activity and end proselytising if elected. Pray that the BJP will rule justly and that the rights and freedoms of all Indian citizens will be upheld. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Pray for Christians in Sri Lanka facing attacks from Buddhist extremists, who have forced the closure of numerous churches. In an apparently positive move, the government has created a Religious Disputes Unit to address conflicts between different groups and combat attempts to create religious discord. But many Christians and Muslims believe that Buddhist extremists are allowed to operate with impunity and that the new unit will not solve the problems faced by non-Buddhists. A cap on the building of places of worship has also been announced, and this seems to serve the Buddhist lobby, which is opposed to expanding Christian activity. Pray for protection for Christian congregations and that their ministry and mission will not be further impeded. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Cry out to the Lord for Alexis Prem Kumar, a 47-year-old Christian minister from India who was abducted in Afghanistan on 2 June. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Taliban militants have been arrested in connection with it. Alexis had worked for an NGO in Afghanistan since 2011, helping returning refugees. He was leaving a school near Herat for Afghan children who have recently returned from Iran or Pakistan when he was seized. Give thanks for Alexis’ willingness to serve the Lord in what remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians, and pray for his safe return. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Sep 2014 00:00

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