In the United States, many people identify themselves as Christians and rarely are people persecuted for their faith. What if you lived somewhere it wasn’t normal to be a Christian, but it was actually a cause of rejection and persecution? Would you be able to stand strong as a Christian?
Every day, believers around the world risk banishment, beatings, imprisonment and death to follow Christ and take His Gospel farther. Perseverance often seems impossible, but when the Lord enables believers to stand strong, He works mightily through their sufferings. Here’s one of their stories:
On November 1 and 8 (or any Sunday in November), join Christians across the nation in lifting up the persecuted through unified prayer. I ask that you also pray for the ones doing the persecuting that God will touch their hearts and transform their lives.
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”—Hebrews 13:3
As International Day of Prayer approaches, we thank you for interceding on behalf of persecuted Christians and for encouraging your readers to lift them up in prayer as well.