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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 - Friday 28 November 2014 

Praise God that local police in the village of Tehsil Summodri, Faisalabad District, Pakistan acted to withdraw false allegations of blasphemy against 31 Christians and 23 other villagers. The allegations under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (which carries a mandatory death sentence) were made on 2 September when Christians were ploughing a piece of land given to them for free by its Muslim owner to extend the local Christian cemetery. A group of Muslims accused them of desecrating Muslim graves. The police investigation revealed that the land had been a Muslim cemetery many years earlier but the graves had been moved elsewhere. They changed the charges to the lesser ones under Section 297 (which carries a maximum prison sentence of one year or a fine). It is very unusual for the Pakistani police to defend the rights of Christians in this way. Pray that others will follow their example.

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Daily Prayer - Thursday 27 November 2014

School text-books in Turkey are still teaching that the Armenians and most other Christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire a century ago were agents of enemy foreign powers such as Britain and Russia...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 26 November 2014

Pray for 27 Christians, believed to be from various Asian countries, who were detained overnight by the Saudi authorities on 5 September for worshipping at a private home in Khafji. The home had been ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 25 November 2014

Wao, a predominantly Christian town on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is protesting against its inclusion in the new semi-independent Islamic region of Bangsamoro. Wao’s mayor, Elvino Bali...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 24 November 2014

Our Father in Heaven, we lift up our brothers and sisters serving sentences in labour camps in North Korea, whether foreigners like Kenneth Bae from the USA, or the far greater number of North Korean ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 23 November 2014

“It is not typical for a man to show or talk about his weaknesses and admit them. These days the fear and pressure from the authorities and the Muslim world reveal the condition of my heart.” A Christ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 22 November 2014

Thank the Lord that, with the help of Barnabas Fund, two house churches in a strict Central Asian country were able to purchase coal-powered generators. Winters there are harsh, and the power supply c...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 21 November 2014

An Uzbek Christian who had converted from Islam died earlier this year and was buried. The local Muslim leaders banned any Muslim from attending the man’s funeral. But one of his work colleagues, a ra...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 20 November 2014

Pray for hundreds of Christian, Yazidi and Turkmen women held in Badush Prison in Mosul, Iraq by ISIS militants. The women are reported to be raped daily unless they agree to convert to ISIS’s brand o...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 19 November 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that, through the generosity of Barnabas Fund supporters, over 30,000 displaced Christians in northern Iraq are being assisted through four local partner organisations on the g...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 18 November 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the estimated 200,000 Iraqi Christians and other minorities who have been displaced from their homes due to attacks by the Islamist militant group ISIS (also known as the Islam...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 17 November 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for Iranian church pastors currently in prison because of serving You. We lift to You Pastor Behnam, in solitary confinement, afflicted by serious health problems, and facing ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 16 November 2014

Mehdi Vazari, a graphic designer aged 28, and Amir Khan, a music graduate aged 27, are both Iranian converts from Islam to Christianity. They were arrested at the home of another Christian where they ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 15 November 2014

Lift up in prayer the Christians who were injured when Hindu nationalists disrupted a prayer meeting in Coimbatore, India, on 3 August. The believers were gathered at the home of Mr Bagavathi, a local...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 14 November 2014

Pray for schools in Gujarat state, India, as the government has introduced nine school textbooks that strongly reflect the Hindu nationalist ideology of Hindutva and subtly denigrate non-Hindu religio...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 13 November 2014

Lift up Christians in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state, India who have been ordered by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organisation to leave their villages “or suffer the consequences”. The V...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 12 November 2014

On 16 July, a church in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was attacked by Hindu extremists. The church in Bulandshahr district was stormed by a mob armed with hammers and hockey sticks and led by the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 11 November 2014

A Christian school and hostel in Madhya Pradesh state, India, became flooded after the authorities demolished a wall at the site on 23 July. A district official claimed the demolition was necessary in...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 10 November 2014

Almighty God, we pray for Christians and other non-Hindus in India, who have faced increasing pressure and violence since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party gained political power on 26 May....

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 09 November 2014

Praise the Lord for the 1,226 houses built or repaired so far by Barnabas Fund for persecuted Christians living in Kandhamal, which is in the Indian state of Orissa. Hindu extremism is posing an incre...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 08 November 2014

It is just over a year since Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, wreaking terrible destruction. Since then Barnabas has provided 1,920 shelter kits with this new fishing boat for a typhoon af...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 07 November 2014

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, there were 170 religious freedom violations in Cuba in the first half of this year. These included government authorities beating Christian pastors and chu...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 06 November 2014

Christians in Bolivia have launched a campaign against new government regulations that could result in the dissolution of religious organisations. On 30 July the National Association of Evangelicals o...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 05 November 2014

Cry out to the Lord for a group of Christians attacked in Boldipukur, Bangladesh. Around 50 Muslim attackers attacked workers at the church about 2am on 7 July and seized valuable items. They attempte...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 04 November 2014

Lord Jesus, we pray to You today for Pastor Tandin Wangyal, who has been given a prison sentence of almost four years in the small nation of Bhutan, only because he received funds from outside the cou...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 03 November 2014

Give thanks to the Lord for the release of Pastor Chhedar Lhomi Bhote in Nepal. Pastor Bhote (now 37) was arrested after a mob of Hindu militants burned down his home in north-east Nepal. They claimed...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 02 November 2014

Pray for a Sri Lankan pastor who was knocked unconscious in a raid on his home. His family and four other Christians present were also attacked. They had gathered there for a meeting with the police a...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 01 November 2014

“If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also,” said the Lord Jesus (John 15:20). According to the Pew Centre for Research, Christians face religious oppression in 151 of the world’s countries,...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 31 October 2014

Hardline Buddhist groups in Sri Lanka are becoming increasingly militant, and in two recent incidents Christians were hospitalised with injuries sustained in mob violence. The General Secretary of one...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 30 October 2014

Since General al-Sisi became President of Egypt in June, Christians in the country have felt the pressure upon them ease off somewhat. However, a convert from Islam, Bishoy Armia Boulous, previously k...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 29 October 2014

Lift up in prayer Christians living in Minya, Egypt whose homes were attacked on 5 August by local Muslims. The violence broke out after Muslims learned that believers in Yaacoub planned to build a ne...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 28 October 2014

Give thanks that ten Egyptian churches destroyed in anti-Christian attacks last year have now been reopened. Around 60 churches across Egypt were attacked by Islamists in the summer of 2013. The assau...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 27 October 2014

Dear Lord Jesus, we ask Your blessing on the thousands of Eritrean Christian refugees who have fled from escalating anti-Christian persecution in their home country, and are being detained in prisons ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 26 October 2014

“We had this feeling that jihadists wanted to wipe out any trace of Christianity in the north of Mali. But God in His goodness has not allowed such an eventuality,” said Dr Yattara, the president of t...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 25 October 2014

Pray for the friends and family of Beatrice Mukashaka, an 18-year-old Christian woman, who was hacked to death in a savage attack by Muslims during an overnight prayer meeting at a church in Uganda. A...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 24 October 2014

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 l...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 23 October 2014

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 f...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 22 October 2014

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 decla...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 21 October 2014

“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...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 20 October 2014

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 ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 19 October 2014

Pray for a pastor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania whose home was attacked on 17 May; two of his children were injured. When he went to report the incident to the police, he was falsely accused o...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 18 October 2014

A church on Mafia Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago, was attacked on 9 May by around 80 young Muslim men armed with arrows and knives. The church members, who are mainly converts from Islam, ha...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 17 October 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the many Christian victims of kidnapping by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Remember especially the more than two hundred teenage girls who were taken from the Government Girls Secondar...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 16 October 2014

Deadly attacks by Boko Haram continue relentlessly in Northern Nigeria. On 15 June, gunmen descended on the remote Christian village of Daku in Borno state; they killed 15 people, chasing and shooting...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 15 October 2014

Praise the Lord that for over five years Barnabas Fund has been supporting the ministries of 103 Christian workers in Pakistan by paying for 50% of their monthly needs. Patras, one of the workers, who...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 14 October 2014

God of justice, we lift up to You the family of Sanwal Masih, a Christian teenager in Pakistan who was raped and killed by a young Muslim man. We give You thanks that his grieving family resisted inti...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 13 October 2014

Militants from ISIS have confiscated houses and land belonging to Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The seizures took place on 1 June in Ein al-Issa; the owners of the property were forced to le...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 12 October 2014

Praise God that Islamist rebels who took over the Christian town of Kessab, Syria, in March have withdrawn. The siege by militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups dro...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 11 October 2014

Pray that the Lord’s healing hand will touch the nine or so Christians who were injured, one of them stabbed, in an attack on a church near Bethlehem in May. Muslims interrupted a service in the villa...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 10 October 2014

Pray for the widow and three children of a church leader in Somalia who was murdered outside his home earlier this year. Abdishakur Yusuf was found lying in a pool of blood, having been shot multiple ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 09 October 2014

Pray for the protection of four senior Eritrean church leaders who took the extremely courageous step of publishing on 25 May an open letter criticising conditions in the country, which is one of the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 08 October 2014

Heavenly Father, we lift up to You the nation of Egypt as it faces many challenges and ongoing instability in the wake of the “Arab Spring”. We pray that the new president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, will ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 07 October 2014

Thank the Lord that, with the help of Barnabas Fund, three Christian nurseries in Upper Egypt were able to buy educational resources, classroom furniture and kitchen equipment last year, and that thes...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 06 October 2014

Lift up to the Lord two Egyptian Christians who have been sentenced to jail in spurious cases under the country’s “blasphemy law”. Kerolos Shouky Attallah (29) was said to have defamed Islam by “likin...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 05 October 2014

Pray for a Christian convert from Islam in Kenya who was beaten senseless in a mosque and later arrested. Hassan Hussein Mohammed (26) was converted on 10 April in Mogotio through the witness of a loc...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 04 October 2014

“The attackers entered my house, took my boy out of the house, then killed him by shooting him, leaving my wife and daughters inside.” The son of a pastor was one of around 50 people killed in an atta...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 03 October 2014

Pray for Christian communities in Kenya’s coastal region, who have been targeted in attacks by militants from the Islamist group al-Shabaab that left around 30 dead. Heavily armed fighters descended o...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 02 October 2014

Pray for the residents of Gorsi Tourou, a village in northern Cameroon that was ravaged in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on 6 June. They ran for their lives as more than 300 heavily arme...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 01 October 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for Kim Jung-Wook, a South Korean Christian who has been sentenced to hard labour for life in North Korea for “spying” and attempting to establish house churches in the countr...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 30 September 2014

Two Christian families in Uzbekistan who meet in a private home to read the Bible and pray together have been repeatedly fined and had property confiscated. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov wer...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 29 September 2014

Leaders imprisoned for up to 60 days and members for up to 45 days; fines, corrective labour or community service: these are the penalties for taking part in religious gatherings in Kazakhstan held wi...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 28 September 2014

Give thanks that 55 Christians, almost all church leaders and converts from Islam, received Bible training at a three-day seminar in Kyrgyzstan that was supported by Barnabas Fund. The participants ha...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 27 September 2014

Christians and other minorities in Burma (Myanmar) are extremely concerned about a proposed religious conversion bill that will require people to seek permission from the authorities before changing r...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 26 September 2014

Pray for the members of two churches in Yogyakarta that were attacked in separate incidents in June. On Sunday 1 June, members of Islamist groups and local residents threw stones at one church buildin...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 25 September 2014

A group of Christians came under attack by Islamic extremists while praying together in a private home in Yogyakarta in Indonesia on 29 May. The assailants threw rocks and stones in the raid on the pr...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 24 September 2014

Loving Father, we pray for Christians in one district of West Java, Indonesia, who have seen seven of their churches closed by the authorities because of alleged building permit irregularities. We pra...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 23 September 2014

Around 40 church leaders and members in Nepal were arrested on 13 June, accused of forcibly converting Hindus. They were detained in Boudha by the police, who were pressured by Hindus to take action a...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 22 September 2014

“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 par...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 21 September 2014

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 20 September 2014

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 politica...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 19 September 2014

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 Dispu...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 18 September 2014

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 Tali...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 16 September 2014

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 15 September 2014

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 R...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 14 September 2014

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 connec...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 13 September 2014

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 R...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 12 September 2014

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...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 11 September 2014

Pray for imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been severely beaten and forcibly returned to jail from hospital in Iran. He had been recovering there for two months from injuries received in past b...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Father God, we pray for the 30 Indian Christian families who were left homeless after the authorities demolished their homes in a slum on 11 June to make way for a new road in Bhubaneswar, Orissa stat...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 09 September 2014

“We killed your father because he refused to deny Jesus Christ.” This is what the killers of Indian Christian Nimmaka Laxmaya (50), a convert from Hinduism, told his son after he found his father’s bo...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 08 September 2014

Continue to lift up to the Lord Aasia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The appeal hearing that was scheduled for 27 May was cancelled; this is the fifth ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 07 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of 52 Indian Christian families in Sirisguda, Chhattisgarh, who have been suffering in various ways. After they had been denied food rations from the public distribution sy...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 06 September 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the two orphaned daughters of a Christian couple who were hacked to death in a savage attack in India. The Bhutia family, Tibetan converts from Buddhism, were targeted in their...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 05 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord Tandin Wangyal, a pastor in Bhutan; the authorities seem determined to pin a charge on him. He was arrested on 5 March along with another pastor, M.B. Thapa, and they were held for...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 04 September 2014

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been raging on despite the presence of peacekeeping troops from France and the African Union. On 28 May, Christians were left reeling from one of the...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 03 September 2014

Give thanks that two small Christian communities in Niger have received livestock from Barnabas Fund to help them become self-sufficient. The Christians also received three days of training to learn h...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 02 September 2014

Almighty God, we call to You for relief for Christians in the Gwoza area of Borno state in Northern Nigeria, as they face repeated violent attacks by Boko Haram militants. We pray for comfort for the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 01 September 2014

“This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.” The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram was speaking i...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 31 August 2014

Pray for Bible school students in Vietnam who were subjected to a terrifying night-time raid by police and hired thugs. On 9 June, officers swooped from adjacent rooftops into the church compound that...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 30 August 2014

In an earlier incident in Saisomboon village, three teenage Christian girls were disqualified from taking their final school examinations because of their faith. The village chief said that in followi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 29 August 2014

Five Christians have been charged with murder in Laos after a sick woman sought prayer at her local church, converted to Christianity and later died. Mrs Chan, from Saisomboon village in Savannakhet p...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 28 August 2014

A Christian from Loynam village in the Savannakhet province of Laos was arrested on the morning of 29 May and tied to a post before being imprisoned. Two weeks earlier, police and village security off...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 27 August 2014

Iraqi Christians are losing even previously safe havens under the relentless assault of ISIS. On 25 June, the militant group attacked the historic Christian town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, driving its m...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 26 August 2014

Heavenly Father, we cry out to You for the Christians left in Mosul, mostly elderly and sick, as they now face the threat of sharia penalties introduced by ISIS: the amputation of limbs for thieves, c...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 25 August 2014

The militant jihadist group ISIS launched a terrifying attack on Mosul, the second city of Iraq, on 6 June. They seized weapons, freed prisoners and looted and torched church buildings. Three days lat...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 24 August 2014

Give thanks that Barnabas Fund is helping many Christian families from Aleppo, Syria, to survive. One group of over 240 families originally lived in one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods, but on Go...

 

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 Christi...

 

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...

 
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    • Praise God that local police in the village of Tehsil Summodri, Faisalabad District, Pakistan acted to withdraw false allegations of blasphemy against 31 Christians and 23 other villagers. The allegations under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (which carries a mandatory death sentence) were made on 2 September when Christians were ploughing a piece of land given to them for free by its Muslim owner to extend the local Christian cemetery. A group of Muslims accused them of desecrating Muslim graves. The police investigation revealed that the land had been a Muslim cemetery many years earlier but the graves had been moved elsewhere. They changed the charges to the lesser ones under Section 297 (which carries a maximum prison sentence of one year or a fine). It is very unusual for the Pakistani police to defend the rights of Christians in this way. Pray that others will follow their example. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 12 hours ago

    • School text-books in Turkey are still teaching that the Armenians and most other Christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire a century ago were agents of enemy foreign powers such as Britain and Russia. This, the books say, was the reason for what they call the “necessary deportation” of the Christians. Turkey still does not accept blame for the deaths of at least 1.5 million Armenian and Assyrian Christians, many massacred or dying of deprivation as they were force-marched out of their homeland. Next year, 2015, is the 100th anniversary of the worst year of the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide. Please pray that the innocent suffering of these faithful believers will be recognised by every country and that the world will resolve never to let such a genocide happen again. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Nov 2014 00:00

    • Pray for 27 Christians, believed to be from various Asian countries, who were detained overnight by the Saudi authorities on 5 September for worshipping at a private home in Khafji. The home had been under surveillance since a neighbour had reported suspicious activities there. Pray that the Lord will protect His people in Saudi Arabia, where it is illegal to practise a non-Islamic religion in public but supposedly permissible to do so in private. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Nov 2014 00:00

    • Wao, a predominantly Christian town on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is protesting against its inclusion in the new semi-independent Islamic region of Bangsamoro. Wao’s mayor, Elvino Balicao, is seeking exemption from the Bangsamoro government and its Islamic law and has asked that the town remain under the central government. He said that the town is 83% Christian and that local churches support exemption from Bangsamoro. Wao is in the centre of the Muslim-majority province of Lanao del Sur. Pray that the Lord will protect His people and that Wao will gain exemption from the Bangsamoro government. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Nov 2014 00:00

    • Our Father in Heaven, we lift up our brothers and sisters serving sentences in labour camps in North Korea, whether foreigners like Kenneth Bae from the USA, or the far greater number of North Korean believers whose names we do not know but You do. Please pour out Your grace into their lives as they suffer hunger, exhaustion, pain and imprisonment for the sake of Christ. May they continue steadfast in their faith, loving their enemies and praying for their persecutors. May their Christ-like lives draw other North Koreans to You. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Nov 2014 00:00

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