Monday, November 28, 2005

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

I am sorry I missed it, but apprently November 13th was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Certainly everyday should be day in which Christians pray for the persecuted church.

It is sad, but true, that most American Christians do not comprehend that Christians across the globe are facing real and severe presecution for their faith. China is one such place that desperately needs our prayers. The church in China is facing constant pressure from the government and its leaders are continually being imprisoned and beaten. World Magazine has run a few articles on the state of the church in this country which I encourage you to read. I highly recommend the article Praying for Persecution( The article asks the question, how should Christians in America pray for the church in China, the response from one Chinese church leader is astounding.

I encourage you all to not only pray for the persecuted church but be up to date on the state of the international Christian community. Some good resources are listed below. To be sure God's work is being accomplished across the globe and persecution will not stop it, our prayers should be not only for safety but more importantly for the spreading of the gospel and the advancement of the Kingdom. Thus if God decides that safety has to take a backseat for the sake of His glory and the conversion of souls then let us pray to such an end. For God WILL have a people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.


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