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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 - Saturday 23 August 2014 

As the Syrian civil war rages on, the militant Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) now controls extensive territory in eastern Syria. The group is acutely hostile to Christians, who are suffering grievous oppression under its rule. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has named Syria as one of the world’s worst violators for the first time, saying that the crisis “has devolved largely into a sectarian conflict” and “represents one of the worst situations in the world for religious freedom”, with abuses being committed by all sides. Before the war, it was easier to be a Christian in Syria than almost anywhere else in the Arab world. Pray that the US and other Western governments will continue to work for a resolution of the conflict and for religious freedom for all Syria’s citizens.

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Daily Prayer - Friday 22 August 2014

Give thanks that members of a Pakistani Christian family who have been trapped in bonded labour for years have been rescued by Barnabas partners. The owner of the brick kiln where they worked had kept...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 21 August 2014

About 1,500 Christians staged a protest in Lahore, Pakistan in June 2014 over the grabbing of church-owned property by the government of Punjab. Over ten large properties, including a church, schools,...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 20 August 2014

Praise God that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to take specific steps to protect religious minorities from violence and intolerance. The ruling was issued partly in response to...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 19 August 2014

Loving Father, we cry out to You for the loved ones of ten Egyptian Christians who were murdered in Libya in February and March this year. We ask that You will bring your healing and peace to their fa...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 18 August 2014

Pray for Egyptian Christians who are leaving Libya in the face of growing violence against them. Many have gone there seeking work, but following the recent spate of killings, they are now fleeing. An...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 17 August 2014

A young Christian woman in Somalia was killed by a group of armed men who broke into her house in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, earlier this year. The assailants dragged her outside and shot at n...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 16 August 2014

“We know these two people are Christians who recently came back from Kenya. We want to wipe out any underground Christian living inside of mujahidin area.” The words of an al-Shabaab militant in Somal...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 15 August 2014

Pray for Meriam Yahia Ibrahim (27), a Christian woman in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Meriam was born to a Christian mother and Muslim father; her father left home when she was ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 14 August 2014

Praise God that the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a strong resolution on North Korea’s abuse of human rights and has requested the UN Security Council to take action. The resolution “...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 13 August 2014

Our Father, we pray for Christians in Brunei as the authorities there begin to enforce a new penal code based on sharia law. We pray that You will protect them from the harsh punishments laid down in ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 12 August 2014

Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” The US Commission on International Religious Freedom report for 2014 has drawn...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 11 August 2014

Lift up to the Lord eight Christians in Iran who were rounded up during a social picnic on 5 March and interrogated. The believers were arrested near the city of Shush-e-Daniel, blindfolded and questi...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 10 August 2014

Christians in Tanzania are experiencing increased discrimination and violence at the hands of the country’s Muslims. In Muslim-majority Zanzibar, a church on Mafia island was targeted in an arson atta...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 09 August 2014

“They have been hunting for me directly and indirectly, because when I left them and converted to Christianity it pained them so much.” Hassan Muwanguzi is a former sheikh in Uganda who has suffered g...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 08 August 2014

In a similar incident, Wenene Nuru (23), a convert from Islam in the Iki-Iki township in the Pallisa district of Uganda, has had to fl ee from her home after her father attacked her. He beat her with ...

 

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 Is...

 

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 31 July 2014

Almighty God, we pray that You will protect Your people in the Holy Land. We pray especially for the congregation of a church in Gaza City, whose church compound was attacked with a small explosive de...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 30 July 2014

Taliban militants attempted to attack a Christian-run day-care centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 March, saying it was “a church used to convert Muslims to Christianity”. The attackers mistakenly tar...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 29 July 2014

“He was always a light for Christ and he had a love and commitment that he expressed for the Afghan people because of that love for Christ.” The widow of Dr Jerry Umanos, an American doctor who was sh...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 28 July 2014

“We ask all Christians and members of other faiths to reconsider their own beliefs and join Hinduism.” Krishna Hari Baskota, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in Nepal, was speaking about ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 27 July 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of Christians in Pali village, Jharkhand state, India, who were attacked by Hindu extremists on two consecutive days in an effort to force them to convert to Hinduism. On 4...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 26 July 2014

Pray for Christians in the village of Gudrikia, Kandhamal district, who lost their church building in the 2008 anti-Christian riots in Orissa state, India. Earlier this year, they planned to rebuild t...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 25 July 2014

Pray for Christians and other non-Hindus in India following the landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the country’s general election. The BJP is the political wing...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 24 July 2014

Heavenly Father, we lift up to You today the heartbroken family of Mary Sameh George, a young Christian woman who was killed in an Islamist attack on a church in Egypt. We pray that You will comfort t...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 23 July 2014

Give thanks that as believers in some areas of Egypt continue to be at risk of violence from Islamists, Barnabas Fund is able to provide various kinds of practical help for needy Christians there, esp...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 22 July 2014

Give thanks that the authorities in Egypt are pursuing justice for the Christian community following widespread violence against them by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer. Christians we...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 21 July 2014

“I was so happy and treasure this Word of God. It brings me so much peace and hope.” Uu Dee KoMang, an elderly woman in Burma (Myanmar), was one of many Christians who recently received a Kachin Bible...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 20 July 2014

Pray for three Christian prisoners of conscience in Vietnam who are being denied access to Bibles and other sources of spiritual support. Prison guards in Hanoi and Thanh Hoa province have refused to ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 19 July 2014

Five ethnic Hmong Christian families in Vietnam have been attacked by their neighbours in attempts to get them to renounce their faith. On 26 February, Hang A Khua and his family were ordered to recan...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 18 July 2014

Pray for around 400 Christian families in the Con Dau area of Da Nang province in Vietnam whose homes have been demolished. The Christians were driven from their homes in a raid by police, security ag...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 17 July 2014

Father God, we lift up to You Aasia Bibi in her agonising wait for justice after her appeal hearing was deferred for the third time. We pray that her case will soon be heard, and that You will sustain...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 16 July 2014

Pray for Saira Iqbal, a seven-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan who was gang-raped by four Muslim men on 23 April. At this time of intense suffering and trauma for her, pray that the Lord will be he...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 15 July 2014

A Pakistani Christian couple, Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, have been given the death penalty after they were accused of sending text messages insulting Muhammad to two Muslims. The couple’s l...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 14 July 2014

Pray for Pakistani Christian Sawan Masih, whose appeal against the death penalty he was given under the “blasphemy law” is scheduled to be heard tomorrow (25 July). Sawan (26), a father of three, was ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 13 July 2014

Pray for Tandin Wangyal and M.B. Thapa, two pastors in Bhutan who were arrested on 5 March. The pair were invited by another Christian to speak at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new house in Samtse ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 12 July 2014

Pray that the government of Kazakhstan will end its legal demand for the registration of religious groups, including churches. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, H...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 11 July 2014

Denis Yenenko, a Christian father of three in Sergeyevka, Kazakhstan, was jailed for six days in April for refusing to pay a fine imposed on him for leading worship at an “illegal meeting”. Denis and ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 10 July 2014

Our God and Father, we praise You for calling to faith a 13-year-old boy in Tajikistan through the teaching of “Aigul”, a Barnabas- funded Christian worker, and that he has now led his Muslim mother t...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 09 July 2014

In some countries, Christian-run ministries are not safe from official opposition even when they provide a vital service to the community. A homeless shelter run by Aleksei Shchedrov, a young Christia...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 08 July 2014

Pray for churches and Christian organisations in Russia that are facing harassment from the authorities, which appears to be intended to shut them down. In March, a church in St Petersburg lost its ap...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 07 July 2014

A church building in Kazliçeşme, Turkey, was broken into and vandalised by a group of thugs on Sunday 23 March. The attackers forced their way in through the front door and stole some items, including...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 06 July 2014

Give thanks that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld a case brought by various religious communities affected by a controversial law in Hungary that stripped many churches of their re...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 05 July 2014

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that eight more nations be added to the American government’s list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC). A CPC desig...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 04 July 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that relief supplied by Barnabas is helping homeless Christians in South Sudan to survive in harsh conditions. Through a church in the capital, Juba, more than 900 families rec...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 03 July 2014

Sovereign Lord, we pray for Christians in Northern Nigeria, who are vulnerable to deadly violence by Boko Haram and ethnic Fulani herdsmen. We pray for those bereaved in the numerous and destructive a...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 02 July 2014

Pray for around 270 Nigerian schoolgirls, most of them Christians, who were kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram on the night of 14 April. The militants stormed the Government Girls Secondary School...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 01 July 2014

On Sunday 23 March, balaclava-clad gunmen stormed a church in Likoni, near Mombasa, Kenya, during a service. They killed a watchman before shooting into the congregation and at those standing outside....

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 30 June 2014

Pray for Christians in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, where a church’s building permit has been revoked following pressure from Islamists. The church met all the conditions required for a licence, incl...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 29 June 2014

A church in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, had to postpone its Easter service after a suspected bomb was discovered at the Christian school that adjoins its building. A security officer came ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 28 June 2014

Praise the Lord for providing the resources for a five-year sponsorship by Barnabas of 38 church-planting couples in Indonesia. Many have testified to how blessed they have been by the financial suppo...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 27 June 2014

Believers were able to return to the historic Christian village of Maaloula, Syria, after it was recaptured from Islamist rebels by government forces on 14 April. Most of the village’s 3,000-strong po...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 26 June 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for the 350 Christian families from Kharaba in Sweida province, Syria, who were forced to flee their homes when their village was stormed by opposition militants on 23 April. ...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 25 June 2014

“The lives of 745 Christians in Kessab have been shattered. More than 2,210 people have been driven from their homes, and many will never be able to return, as their properties have been destroyed or ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 24 June 2014

“This is our second besieged time. Now it is more than a week. No one is allowed to come in or get out of Aleppo. Nothing in the market to buy. No fruit. No vegetables. Fuel has increased to six times...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 23 June 2014

Give thanks that a new motorbike given by Barnabas Fund is helping George, an active Christian student coordinator in Bangladesh, to stay in touch with a rapidly growing number of study groups scatter...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 22 June 2014

Christian women and girls in Pakistan remain at risk of abduction by Muslim men, forced conversion to Islam and forced marriage to their captors. A new report released on 7 April estimated that 1,000 ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 21 June 2014

Pray for the grieving wife and two young children of Haroon Masih, known as Sunny, a 22-year-old Christian man in Pakistan who was shot dead by a Muslim co-worker after refusing to convert to Islam. A...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 20 June 2014

Praise God for how He is working through the Christian school that Barnabas supports in Bethlehem. Praise Him that the Christ-centred education that the school provides to needy Christian children is ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 19 June 2014

Pray for a congregation in Maharashtra state, India, that has been forced to stop meeting after Hindu extremists attacked four consecutive Sunday services in late 2013. On the first occasion, the assa...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 18 June 2014

Following the attacks on the two churches in Hikkaduwa, Christian and Muslim groups, along with various rights organisations in Sri Lanka, wrote a strongly-worded open letter condemning attacks on pla...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 17 June 2014

Pray for a Sri Lankan pastor and his wife in the Kandy district who were dragged out of their house by a 250-strong mob led by eleven Buddhist monks on 16 February. Ask God to restrain the aggression ...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 16 June 2014

Two churches in Sri Lanka came under vicious attack by a large mob led by Buddhist monks while the congregations were gathered for worship on 12 January. The offenders threw stones and bricks at the A...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 15 June 2014

A Sudanese church leader was arrested on 23 February as he was preaching during a Sunday service. The Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu, who was detained for two days, was told that he would “face justice” i...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 14 June 2014

Pray for the grieving family of a Christian man who was killed when a village in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains was bombed by the Sudanese military. Two other Christians, including a 13-year-old girl, were in...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 13 June 2014

The authorities in Sudan have continued to crack down on the Christian presence in the strictly Islamic country. On 17 February, a church in Omdurman was bulldozed by the authorities, who said that th...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 12 June 2014

Seven Egyptian Christians have been rounded up by suspected Islamist militants in Libya, taken away at gunpoint and shot dead. Their bodies were found, with their hands tied, on a beach on the outskir...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 11 June 2014

Pressure on Christians in India over the issue of conversions from Hinduism has continued to mount. A fundamentalist Hindu leader has called for an immediate end to all conversions to Christianity fro...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 10 June 2014

Cry out to God for our brothers and sisters in Christ in India. Pray for healing and peace for the roughly 4,000 believers there who were the victims of anti-Christian violence during 2013, especially...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 09 June 2014

A church leader in India was brutally stabbed to death by four men who pretended they wanted to pray with him. The Rev. Sanjeevulu, who had previously been threatened by Hindu extremist groups, died o...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 01 June 2014

The government of the Christian-majority Philippines reached a peace deal on 25 January with the country’s largest Islamic rebel group, which created a semi-independent Muslim region after a decades-l...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 31 May 2014

The Muslim-majority nation of Brunei is implementing a new penal code based on sharia. Many parts of this will be applied to non-Muslims, and it includes cruel punishments such as lashing and stoning ...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 30 May 2014

Pray for justice for the Christians of Orissa state in India who were brutally attacked by militant Hindus in 2007-8. While some convictions have been secured, huge numbers of defendants have also bee...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 29 May 2014

“The brutality, cruelty and inhuman manner in which Nigerian Christians are being systematically and consistently slaughtered by individuals claiming to be adherents of the Islamic faith has reached [...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 28 May 2014

Islamists from Boko Haram have been exploiting existing tensions in Northern Nigeria to encourage anti-Christian attacks by ethnic Fulani Muslims. Hundreds of Christians have been killed already this ...

 

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 fam...

 

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 20 May 2014

Pray for Ali Touahir (52), a Christian convert from Islam in Algeria, whose Muslim wife has left him, taking their seven-year-old daughter with her. Give thanks that Ali gave his life to Christ in 201...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 19 May 2014

Moves are being made in Iraq to encourage what remains of the nation’s vulnerable Christian minority to stay in the country. The governor of Basra has promised Christians a piece of land to cultivate ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 18 May 2014

Give thanks to God that Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran, has been moved out of a ward for murderers into one for political prisoners and is receiving slightly improved tre...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 17 May 2014

Praise God that some Christians were able to escape the Old City in Homs in the evacuations that began in late January. The area, which was cut off for almost two years, was once home to 60,000 Christ...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 16 May 2014

Our brothers and sisters in Syria continue to be in intense danger. On 8 January, a Christian man was beheaded by Islamists after they noticed the cross necklace he was wearing. Fadi Matanius Mattah (...

 
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    • As the Syrian civil war rages on, the militant Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) now controls extensive territory in eastern Syria. The group is acutely hostile to Christians, who are suffering grievous oppression under its rule. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has named Syria as one of the world’s worst violators for the first time, saying that the crisis “has devolved largely into a sectarian conflict” and “represents one of the worst situations in the world for religious freedom”, with abuses being committed by all sides. Before the war, it was easier to be a Christian in Syria than almost anywhere else in the Arab world. Pray that the US and other Western governments will continue to work for a resolution of the conflict and for religious freedom for all Syria’s citizens. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 5 hours ago

    • Give thanks that members of a Pakistani Christian family who have been trapped in bonded labour for years have been rescued by Barnabas partners. The owner of the brick kiln where they worked had kept them enslaved by withholding their wages and forcing them to take out a loan from him. When they tried to leave, he made them return, and he beat, tortured and threatened to kill them. The father of the family died in 2013 as a result of illness and weakness. But earlier this year, his widow sought help from our partners, and they obtained a court order for the recovery of the family. Pray for the three members who have already been rescued as they recuperate at a safe house. Pray too for the efforts to secure the freedom of six others still held by the owner. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Aug 2014 00:00

    • About 1,500 Christians staged a protest in Lahore, Pakistan in June 2014 over the grabbing of church-owned property by the government of Punjab. Over ten large properties, including a church, schools, hospitals and graveyards, have been taken. Christian leaders met with the Lahore District Coordination Officer on 15 June to demand the return of the latest school to be seized, but when they failed to get a positive response, Christian protestors took to the streets. Pray that the provincial government will respect the property rights of the churches. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Aug 2014 00:00

    • Praise God that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to take specific steps to protect religious minorities from violence and intolerance. The ruling was issued partly in response to the deadly attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar in September 2013, which claimed over 100 lives. The court ordered the formation of a National Council for Minority Rights, a special police force to protect places of worship, and a taskforce to develop strategies to counter intolerance, along with further corrective measures. Campaigners for the rights of Christians in Pakistan welcomed the moves but expressed reservations about whether they would be implemented. Pray that the measures will achieve a tangible improvement in the condition of the country’s Christians. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Aug 2014 00:00

    • Loving Father, we cry out to You for the loved ones of ten Egyptian Christians who were murdered in Libya in February and March this year. We ask that You will bring your healing and peace to their families and friends and comfort their congregations in their loss. We pray for protection for Egyptian and other expatriate Christians in Libya and ask that their neighbours will not yield to requests by the militants to hand them over and get a reward in return. We pray that further Islamist attacks against Christians will be prevented and that the Libyan authorities will establish a greater measure of control over the country. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Aug 2014 00:00

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