11 MARCH 2020
Please Join Us Today in Prayer
We believe in the power of prayer to heal sickness, to provide for families, to surround believers with a hedge of protection, and to change lives for the better. God’s Word tells us that all believers can go boldly unto the throne of grace in times of need, whether those needs be our own or those of others. Please join us in praying for others around the world.
Who We’re Praying For Today
Introduction to prayers for Asian countries during the week of 8–14 March
The cost of following Christ is often high and immediate. In many countries in Asia and Central Asia, believers are physically attacked, their homes and businesses destroyed, and livestock and crops killed. They are also usually banned from their village. Often, these acts come at the hands of family, neighbors and local authorities who see conversion as a betrayal of the tribe and even nation.
Vietnam: Canh’s (anonymized) parents asked local authorities in Vietnam to arrest Canh and his wife after they converted to Christianity. They are now banned from their village. Pray they find permanent housing for themselves and their toddler daughters.
India: Pray for Pastor Eswara and his wife who were beaten by extremists. On January 27, they were attacked by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Andhra Pradesh state. As a result of the attack, the pastor’s hand was broken and the church he led was left decimated. Read more on International Christian Concern.
SOUTHEAST ASIA: JESUS WAS WITH ME
Dr. Sid Webb and Dr. Jason Peters share stories from their 2016 visit to Southeast Asia, where they met with persecuted Christians in Southeast Asia. They heard first-hand about the persecution Christians face, and also saw how God is doing amazing things, such as concealing a secret Christian training center hiding in plain sight in Vietnam.
PRAY FOR VIETNAM
INDIA: “NOW I’M IN LIGHT”
In India, resistance to the gospel and to Christian missionary activity is very organized. Hindu nationalists all over India are watching for evangelism—and they are ready to persecute Christians. Several Indian states have passed anti-conversion laws, but church leaders say the laws aren’t stopping people from coming to faith in Christ In fact, in every state where an anti-conversion law has passed, the church is still growing.
ARJUN & NEHA'S PERSECUTION IN INDIA
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