Pray for the persecuted church

2 Nov

On Sunday night, at Church in the Bank, we were confronted with the unbelievable boldness of Peter and John in Acts 4. Even after being thrown in prison they refused to ‘stop speaking about what they had seen and heard’, Jesus Christ who was crucified and raised to life.

Like Peter and John in Acts, there are Christians all over the world who are persecuted because they love their Lord and saviour Jesus Christ and refuse to stop telling others about him.

The Barnabas Fund is one organisation that seeks to serve the persecuted church. The main ministry of the Barnabas Fund is to send financial support to projects which help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. They also seek to encourage and facilitate prayer by providing prayer information, prayer requests and resources in many different forms and formats.

If you’d like to find out more about the persecuted church then check out the Barnabas Fund website. The website has the latest information from around the world. If you’d like to know how to pray for them then you can check out their How To Prayinfo, you could use their daily prayer point calendar, or , if you’re like me and you’ll need a reminder, you can sign up for their email news.

It’s my prayer that as we hear about and pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world that we will be encouraged to be bold with those around us who don’t know Christ and that they may turn to him. ‘There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.’

Sarah Munns

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