[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Prayer is essential to the lives of the persecuted.” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”118674″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]01/20/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –The persecuted church is calling for prayer!
Prayer is essential to the lives of persecuted members of the body of Christ. For the pastors who have been imprisoned, separated from their families, and abused at the hands of their governments, prayer is everything. For Christian families who have been denied government support, ousted by their communities, and rejected by their own family members, prayer is their lifeline.
It can be easy for persecuted believers to feel helpless and alone in these situations. But they know that they are not alone. The Lord is with them, and thousands of believers around the world are lifting up their lives in prayer. Hebrews 13:3, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
The power of prayer must not be underestimated. A Lord who has the power to move mountains should we have faith is listening to the prayers of the saints for his beloved.
Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven
We pray, not only for their safety but also for their faith. In Ephesians 6:19-20, Paul asks fellow believers to “pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
Your prayers can have a powerful impact on the lives of Christians who are suffering for their faith. By committing to pray yourself, you can speak up for persecuted Christians and encourage your church to pray as well.
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