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Daily Prayer

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 - Tuesday 27 May 2014 

Pray for church leaders in Kenya following the murder of an assistant pastor on 2 February. Ask the Lord to protect them from attacks by radical Muslims, and to comfort and strengthen the grieving family and congregation of Lawrence Kazungu Kadenge. Pray that, like him, they may be bold in sharing their faith with the Muslim community. Pray that the Kenyan authorities will succeed in containing the spread of radical Islam and the recruiting of young Muslims for terrorist groups, and in addressing the security threat to Christians and others. Ask too that the Church in Kenya will survive and thrive even in the face of such hostility and violence.

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Daily Prayer - Monday 26 May 2014

Give thanks that a popular Christian children’s magazine, supported by Barnabas Fund, is still reaching Christian children in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan despite the introduction of harsher religion law...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 25 May 2014

Pray for three church leaders in Belarus, who have been charged with holding an “unauthorised mass public event” following a police raid on their house-church gathering. Ten police officers broke into...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 24 May 2014

Four Christians in Kazakhstan were jailed in January for refusing to pay fines imposed on them for attending a worship meeting without state permission. Maksim Kandyba, Pavel Leonov, Vyacheslav Cherka...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 23 May 2014

Lift up to the Lord Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev (67), a pastor in Kazakhstan who has been convicted of harming the health of a church member. He was given a four-year prison term suspended for three years...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 22 May 2014

Give thanks that the Tunisian parliament has adopted a new constitution that guarantees freedom of worship and enshrines the equality of men and women. The document has been hailed as a success for de...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 21 May 2014

Give thanks that the conviction of a Moroccan convert from Islam to Christianity for evangelising and “shaking the faith of a Muslim” was overturned on appeal on 6 February. Mohamed El Baladi had been...

 
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    • The case of an Egyptian Christian man arrested following complaints by Muslim neighbours that he had been using his home as a church without a permit highlights the need of the Christian community for more places of worship. The 55-year-old man from Minya in Upper Egypt, where Christians are particularly vulnerable to persecution, was arrested once before, in 2011, for the same offence. Every church building in Egypt requires a permit, but these are notoriously difficult to obtain. Pray that the authorities will show leniency to the Christian man and that a provision in the new constitution addressing the issue of church buildings will be enacted. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 20 hours ago

    • Kidnapping for ransom has been a persistent problem for the Christian community in Egypt amid the political upheaval and instability following the “Arab Spring” revolution of 2011. On 14 June, Wadie Ramses, a well-known surgeon, was seized in El-Arish. The assailants opened fire on his vehicle and took him away wounded. They later demanded a ransom of ten million Egyptian Pounds (£800,000; US$1.4 million) for his release. Two days later, Christian merchant Gemal Shenouda was captured near his home in the same city. It is thought that Islamic militants with links to al-Qaeda, who have been behind escalating violence in the Sinai region, are responsible for the kidnappings. Pray for the safe return of our two Christian brothers and that they and their families will know the Lord’s peace. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Sep 2014 00:00

    • On 18 June, Bishoy Armia Boulous (31) was sentenced to five years in prison and given a fi ne of 500 Egyptian Pounds (US£70; £40) for “disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information” in connection with reports he produced relating to anti-Christian violence in Minya for a Christian TV channel. His lawyer believes that Bishoy has been targeted because of his conversion from Islam. The Christian gained notoriety in Egypt in 2007 as the first person to try to change his religion on his ID card, a case that is still unresolved owing to the political tumult in the country over the last three years. Pray that the Lord will be Bishoy’s strength and shield (Psalm 28:7), and that he will soon be released. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” In its annual report for 2014, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom highlighted the extraordinary restrictions faced by Christians and other non-Muslims in one of the most rigid and hardline Islamic states in the world. No churches exist in Saudi Arabia because of an Islamic tradition that Muhammad said there should be only one religion in the Arabian peninsula. Pray for peace and perseverance for the small number of Saudi converts and the many expatriate Christians practising their faith in this repressive context, and ask that the authorities will yield to international pressure to introduce greater religious freedom. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Sep 2014 00:00

    • On 23 June, Vahid Hakkani, a Christian convert in prison in Iran, resumed a hunger strike in protest against the refusal of a court to grant him and two other Christians conditional release. Vahid had broken his previous strike in May after another of his fellow-detainees was set free. The prison authorities have reportedly confiscated his personal belongings from his cell and are denying him the right to make phone calls; they have also separated the Christian prisoners from one another. Even before his first hunger strike, Vahid had been suffering from a digestive problem and internal bleeding. Pray that his health may not fail altogether and that his action will secure justice and freedom for him and his friends (Psalm 69:33). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Sep 2014 00:00

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