A prayer for Christians and their Pastors suffering oppression
Lord, we pray for all of our poor and marginalised brothers and sisters who are really struggling during these times of oppression because of their love for You and the additional restrictions placed on their lives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
We especially remember their pastors who You have called to care for our persecuted brethren.
Father, these dear people suffer so much simply because they love You and now they face even more oppression due to coronavirus restrictions making them even more marginalised in the communities where they live.
Dear Lord, thank you that You continue to walk with them as they seek to survive with no work, no wages and no provisions; help us to help them with prayers and gifts of money which can be used to support them both spiritually and physically.
Father, thank you for their faith in You, bless them and help them to break out of this crushing cycle of oppression, poverty and violence against them.
In Your precious name we pray.