12 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.
Central Asia: Pray for the pastors who bravely look after new believers, sometimes opening their own homes as a place of respite.
Nigeria: Pray for the widows and orphans affected by Boko Haram attacks. Governor of Borno state in Nigeria, Babagana Umara Zulum, has reportedly criticized the Nigerian federal government for its unwillingness to listen or hear the truth about the severe implications and outcomes of Boko Haram activity. Zulum reportedly said that the terrorist organization is responsible for the creation 59,311 orphans and 59,123 widows in their violent rampages. Read more on International Christian Concern.
CENTRAL ASIA: THE KINGDOM ADVANCING
What do our brothers and sisters in Central Asia face in walking out their faith in Christ? A hard path filled with loss and persecution — but also a path filled with joy! Aaron Miller, who oversees the Voice of the Martyrs’ work there, discusses his meeting with and hearing the testimonies of our persecuted family in Central Asia, about how God’s Kingdom is advancing even in small steps, one conversation or one taxi ride at a time.
NIGERIA: "MY LIFE IS IN GOD'S HANDS"
Paul, who leads the work of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Nigeria, is reaching Muslims for Christ, including terrorists. He says it is his passion to see people come to know Jesus that overcomes any fear he might have ministering in dangerous places. He also discusses a special ministry to widows whose husbands were killed in persecution.
ESTHER: REBECCA IS THE VERY HOPE OF THE LORD
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