“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
– Philippians 4:6
THE NUMBER ONE THING PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ASK FOR IS PRAYER.
When we pray we are speaking directly to God, He hears us and He listens. We might not always recognize an answer to prayer, and it might not be the answer we were wanting, but God is outside of time and sees the completed picture. Our whole live are laid before Him, He sees our entire lives, nothing comes as a surprise to Him.
“Through prayer we can reach into the future and with loving hands touch those beyond our reach.” ― Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors.
HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES AND WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR THEM:
Voice of the Martyrs
With Voice of the Martyrs you can commit to pray for a Frontline Worker, someone who is working in a hostile nation. https://secure.persecution.com/giftslip/frontlineworker.aspx
You can also sign up with your email to receive prayer requests from the persecuted. http://www.persecution.com/public/pray.aspx?clickfrom=%3d6d61696e5f6d656e75
Open Doors has a monthly prayer calendar to download and you can sign up for weekly prayer alerts. https://www.opendoorsusa.org/take-action/pray/monthly-prayer-calendar/
November 6, 2016 is the International Day of Prayer (IDOP). Open Doors has a downloadable IDOP kit. http://live.opendoorsusa.org/idop/
Release International has a prayer calendar and prayer points for you to download. http://www.releaseinternational.org/pray/
In the class, I taught with my Mom, about persecution we made prayer boards. https://wordpress.com/page/heartsnotforgotten.com/628
We printed Prisoner Profiles from Voice of the Martyr’s and Release International
We included the Open Doors’ World Watch List Map and fact sheets on the boards, along with Scriptures and quotes.
World Watch List Map and Country Fact Sheets https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/about-wwl-ranking/
“Never stop praying.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Sometimes we may feel like God can’t hear us when we pray or that He is not listening or answering our prayers. He does hear us when we pray and He listens to our prayers. He might not always answer our prayers the way we want or in the time we want. We may not even recognize His answer as an answer, but He hears us and He cares for us. He will never leave us or forsake us.
“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”
– Proverbs 15:29
He will never leave you.
God bless you,