To lift up persecuted Christians in your prayers and see God at work in their lives
Five Christian families – the only ones in Sukheki village in Pakistan – have been forced into hiding after a Christian named Sonu Arshad, 18, was accused of ‘blasphemy’ online, in a fake Facebook page.
Pray for imprisoned Pakistani Christian Iqbal Masih from Lahore: he was arrested on the day of his son’s funeral and charged with ‘blasphemy’, despite being mentally ill.
Pakistani believer Mushtaq Masih, 14, was reportedly beaten to death by police in Punjab after he got into a fight at school with a classmate who tried to force him to renounce his faith: this boy’s uncle is a policeman. Pray for justice for Mushtaq’s family.
Pray that God will encourage and strengthen His people in Pakistan. Pray that they will know His peace and His perfect plan for their lives (Jeremiah 29:11). Pray that many more Pakistanis will be baptised.
Praise God for a ceasefire that has ended the Sudanes Government’s aerial bombardment of the Nuba Mountains, home to many Christians. Pray for the Nuba people who are now facing severe food shortages due to drought.
Pray that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Government will recognise that the Christians whom they are persecuting make a huge contribution to society and present no threat to national security.
Pray for Rafat Obid and Rev Daniel William of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church (SEPC), were unjustly convicted in October on criminal charges after SEPC resisted government attempts to take over its leadership and sell off church property.
'Let us be on the side of those who sit in jails and are sentenced to death for their faith. Let us pray for them and help them'.