Remember the Persecuted Church

Remember the Persecuted Church

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.
Hebrews 13:3

We have turned away from the persecuted church for too long. We can no longer turn away; we must turn toward our precious brothers and sisters whose lives are on the line. 

For a long time, many of us have been praying, Lord, teach us to pray. It’s time for an upgrade. We now want to ask, Lord, teach us to pray for the persecuted church. In China, Sudan, India, Somalia, Iran, and many other nations, Christians are being severely persecuted for their faith, and daily some are even being killed for their faith in Jesus Christ.

God exhorts all of us, “remember those in prison, as though in prison with them. As if we were right there suffering with them.” 

The persecuted church is not asking for our sympathy; they are asking for steadfastness, faithfulness, and signs and wonders. They want the power of God to be revealed in their lives, and we want the Lord to teach us to pray and activate effective prayer on their behalf.

Loving Father, today I spread out my hands over the persecuted church. I bless them in Jesus’ Name to be strong and steadfast. Stretch forth Your hand to work signs and wonders through them, to the glory of Christ.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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