Praying for Peninsular Arabs, that their eyes would be opened to the true riches found in Christ alone.
It’s time for Vacation Bible School all over Asia! Please pray for the little ones who will be attending, for their families who may be hearing the Gospel for the first time, for the pastors and VBS leaders, and for the hearts of all to be touched by God’s love.http://www.gfa.org/pray/2014/april-vbs/
Praising God for new life for a child in India!
Please pray for the family and loved ones of Mary Sameh George, a 25-year-old Christian woman in Egypt recently killed by a mob.
Please keep the elections in Afghanistan and India in prayer, for safety, fairness, and true freedom.
Praising God for the release of three Hmong Christians in Laos! Read their story at iCommittopray.
The Voice of the Martyrs recently shared a request on their blog for Syrian Christians told to covert, pay for protection, or die.
So many are in need of prayer in Nigeria. Will you pray for them? Read more at Mission Network News.
“Despite the insecurity in all aspects of life, we want everyone to return here and together to work for our God who loves us so much.”
Those are the words of a pastor in northern Mali whose congregation experienced a bomb scare Sunday, January 12. Their church was previously looted, so they have been meeting in a school. But military patrols discovered explosives near the school Sunday morning. The explosives were safely diffused. Please pray for the congregation’s courage, faith, and protection. You can read more about the situation in northern Mali here.
Almost twice as many Christians were killed for their faith in 2013 than were killed in 2012. Last year, more Christians in Syria were killed than all around the world in 2012. Please pray for those grieving lost loved ones. Pray for encouragement for those who are struggling. And pray that God would bring the persecutors to a saving relationship with Him. You can read a story about the World Watch List at http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2935607/ and download the list at http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/2014-world-watch-list/.
Pray also for a Lebanese priest and his community whose library was burned to the ground. You can find the story at http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2926792/.
How hard would life be if society looked down on you in every way possible? How hard would life be if you were considered the lowest person in the lowest people group in an entire nation? How hard would it be to know people respected their animals more than they did you?
Dalit women in India don’t have to wonder. They live this reality every day. But thanks to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they are discovering a life-changing fact—no matter what this world calls them or does to them, they MATTER. They are of infinite worth to the Lord Jesus Christ. And when they hear that He loves them enough to give His life for them and come back to life to give them a new life, they are responding. They are asking Him for this new life. And they are changing.
Their outside circumstances may or may not change. But they are changing, on the inside. They are becoming new creations. Please pray with me that every person who feels worthless will know the love of Jesus and accept the new life He alone can provide. Read more about the change these Dalit women are experiencing at http://www.mnnonline.org/news/report-confirms-gospel-impact/.
And good news is coming from Southeast Asia, too! A team was able to provide medical services to refugees who had not seen a doctor in two years! And Bibles were smuggled into a closed country. Please pray that God will continue to meet the needs of all those who seek Him. You can read more about the team at http://www.mnnonline.org/news/teams-return-with-reports-of-praise-and-hope/.
One of the many people groups caught in the chaos inside Syria right now is the Circassian or Adyghe people. There is only one mission agency currently serving a population of 32,000, most of whom do not know the life and love offered by Jesus Christ alone. Please pray for them to hear and receive this love with faith. Read more about the Circassian at the Global Prayer Digest.
This is all the further construction of a village church in Bangladesh was able to progress before neighbors forced them to stop. But the village isn’t content to simply stop the church construction. A vigilante committee has been formed to stop all Christian activities and is putting a great deal of pressure on the Christians remaining in the area. The Christians know they could be beaten or attacked at any time. They cannot seek help from local government officials—one of them serves on the vigilante committee. Please pray for their safety and faithfulness and that they may have an effective witness for Christ to their persecutors. You can read the full story at http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2013/11/2849160/.
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a US citizen, is being held in deplorable conditions in an Iranian jail. You can read the beginning of his story here. Since that time he has been moved to another jail, robbed repeatedly, and threatened at knife point. His health is failing, and his family fears for his life. Please lift your voice to ask the US and Iranian governments to work for the release of this American pastor. You can sign the Be Heard Project petition calling for his release here. And please, pray for this man and his family as they are separated. Pray that they may know the peace and comfort of Emmanuel, “God with us.”