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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 - Thursday 07 August 2014 

Heavenly Father, we pray for Nawudo Hasifa, a Christian teenager in Uganda whose 17-yearold sister, Nanvunani Shamimu, was beaten to death by their father when he discovered they had converted from Islam. We thank You that Nawudo escaped to another town and is being cared for by local Christians; we pray that You will relieve her trauma and provide the counsel that she needs. We praise You that her commitment to Christ is strong and ask that You will build her up in her new faith. We pray for her father in his shock at Nanvunani’s death, that You will call him to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus. We ask too for Your protection for Nanvunani and Nawudo’s church from hostile local Muslims.

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Daily Prayer - Wednesday 06 August 2014

“My little brother and my own son were murdered by Seleka of my neighbourhood. My house was burnt down with all its contents. I was left with the clothes I have on me.” The words of Michel, a Christia...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 05 August 2014

Join Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) in crying out to God on behalf of their stricken country. A group of churches devoted the month of March to prayer, as sectarian killings continue...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 04 August 2014

A Barnabas-funded Christian leadership training course in Tajikistan has enabled 60 lay leaders from a Muslim background to grow in their understanding and develop their knowledge of the Bible. Becaus...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 03 August 2014

Christian families in Uzbekistan are being blocked from burying their loved ones in state-owned cemeteries as local officials bow to pressure from Muslim leaders. In one of three known cases already t...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 02 August 2014

Pray for a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, whose building has been confiscated by the authorities, who claim that the sales contract signed more than 14 years ago was invalid. The seizure of the buildi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 01 August 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that Barnabas Fund is able to help oppressed and persecuted Christian communities by providing grants to Christian students in higher education. Pray for those who have receive...

 
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    • Churches in Christian-majority Burundi are facing the unfamiliar situation of political restriction by their own government because of a new law passed in August that requires each church to have at least 500 members and a proper building. Congregations have a year in which to comply with the new regulations. Although intended to reduce some scandalous practices, the law is strangely reminiscent of the strict regimes of Central Asia. Pray that religious liberty will be maintained in Burundi, both for Christians and for the small minorities who follow other religions. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 15 hours ago

    • Pray for eight Cameroonian missionaries who have been harshly reminded of the cost of sharing the Gospel in their country during a training seminar to equip them for ministry. Barnabas had helped to fund a series of seminars, and on the final day of the last seminar they heard that Jean-Marcel Kesvere, another Cameroonian missionary, who had been planning to attend the seminar with his wife, had been kidnapped by Boko Haram and that his body had been found earlier that day. Give thanks for the response of the missionaries, who expressed their willingness to suffer similarly for Christ, and pray that their work will bear much fruit (John 12:24). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Please pray for Christians in northern Cameroon, where Boko Haram is terrorising people, especially Christians and security forces, just as in neighbouring Nigeria. The Islamist militants openly declare themselves to be Boko Haram, and issue threats by letter, including to pastors telling them they must leave. Two pastors were killed in the village of Assigashia on the night of 25-26 August, hich has caused great distress and consternation. The Cameroonian Christians ask for prayer that God will bring peace and security, that the kidnapped will be released, that believers will stand firm despite being targeted, that God will comfort the traumatised, and that church leaders will know how to prepare their people for persecution. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Oct 2014 00:00

    • “The cathedral in Damaturu now has only about 40 members instead of 450 members. The church in Potiskum now has only about 15 members instead of 500 members… the southern part of [Yobe state] is still very dangerous and most of the churches here have closed down.” A senior church leader in Nigeria wrote to Barnabas Fund in August about the impact on the Church of Boko Haram’s violence. Nevertheless Christians were still holding worship services every Sunday, discipling the young people and even commissioning pastors. Praise God for such perseverance, and pray that a Christian presence and witness may remain in north-east Nigeria. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Heavenly Father, we pray to You for our Christian brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, who are so vulnerable in the face of attacks by Boko Haram militants. We remember especially those who used to live in Madagali, in Adamawa state, until their town was seized by Boko Haram two months ago. We think of those who were betrayed into the hands of Boko Haram by their neighbours pointing out Christian homes or places where Christians had hidden. We bring before You those who saw their menfolk beheaded, and women forcibly converted to Islam. We cry out to You to intervene and bring an end to the murderous attacks by Boko Haram. We pray for all the thousands of Nigerian Christians who have suffered in similar attacks that they will not lose hope or faith in You, but will know Your peace which passes understanding. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Oct 2014 00:00

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