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A costly choice—10 prayers for Christians following Jesus in a Muslim nation

A costly choice—10 prayers for Christians following Jesus in a Muslim nation

Former Muslims  like Abir and their families can face isolation and shame, leading to financial hardship, physical injuries and even death. In areas where extremist groups run rampant, Christians, especially converts from Islam, can be singled out for their faith and attacked. In other areas such as Iran and Central Asia, the government is the main driver of persecution.

We offer 10 specific prayers for these believers you can bring to the Father as you pray for our persecuted family across the globe.

North Korean Christian sends new updates: “Food is a scarce and precious commodity.”

North Korean Christian sends new updates: “Food is a scarce and precious commodity.”

“This situation is like hell—it can’t be imagined or understood without experiencing it.”

The words are part of a message we recently received from a North Korean believer who shared about the food crisis North Koreans are facing in their country. While good news recently came out that North Korea has reopened communication lines with South Korea, the daily living conditions for North Korean citizens continue to worsen.

What this Christian ISIS survivor wants you to know

What this Christian ISIS survivor wants you to know

The ISIS fighter kept the gun to Sana’s head as she begged him to allow her husband and two sons to ride on the bus to safety with her. His weapon was his answer. The bus doors closed, and Sana was off. She’d escaped the horrors of ISIS.

But she has never seen her husband and her sons since.

What happens after a pastor is murdered?

What happens after a pastor is murdered?

As Christians, we react to news of a brother or sister being killed for their faith with mixed emotions. On one level, it is a gut-punch of horror to hear the report. On the other, we know that God has a plan and a special place for those who have died for their faith.

But what happens to the family of a martyr, especially when he or she is a church leader?

7 urgent prayers for Afghan Christians risking execution

7 urgent prayers for Afghan Christians risking execution

Afghan Christians tell our local partners that they are afraid. They’re asking for our prayers and have even shared specific ways we can pray for them.

“For us, everything has been taken away,” says Saad*, a secret believer in Afghanistan. “We need you to ask God on our behalf.”

A secret message from Christians in Afghanistan

A secret message from Christians in Afghanistan

The burqas covering women from head to toe are back. The men with rifles slung across their shoulders have become permanent fixtures on the streets. Just two of many indicators of what life will be like in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Saad and Fatimah, two of the few secret believers in the country, have chosen to stay in their homeland. For more than 40 years, their families have practiced their Christian faith in the shadows.

Take Action

Pray

Lift up your persecuted family to God regularly. Remember them in your daily quiet times, family bondings, Bible study group, ministry gatherings, and church worship services.

Give

Commit through God’s enabling to give monthly, quarterly, or yearly to the Persecuted Church. Your gift of whatever amount is of great value in empowering persecuted believers around the world.

Connect

Mobilize your local church for the Persecuted Church. Invite us to your church service, prayer gatherings, Bible study groups, missions month activities, school or any other church activity.