13 FEBRUARY 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
Nigeria: The Shalom Center, a long-awaited trauma center in Nigeria from Open Doors, started operations in March 2019 after it was delayed by a year due to challenges with security in the area. The center is intended as a place where people who have suffered various kinds of trauma can come for extended care to find peace. Since opening on March 1, the center has trained trainers and provided weekly in-depth care to survivors of violent attacks. Pray for protection over the Shalom Center, that the area would remain secure and hidden from extremist groups.
Iran: Pray for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, who was sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs.” He is still facing two other charges: “propaganda against the Islamic Republic” and “membership of a group hostile to the regime.” He has 20 days to appeal his sentence.
Ismaeil had previously been issued a bail amount of approximately $9,000 USD and was facing difficulties obtaining his own lawyer for his defense. However, the judge eventually accepted this lawyer. He was originally facing an apostasy charge, but this was dropped during a hearing in November. His charges were levied for having created a Christian telegram channel. He is 65 years old. Read more on International Christian Concern.
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.
THE NIGERIAN PERSECUTION NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
IRAN: "I'M GOING TO TELL EVERYBODY"
“Sister Nilufar” (anonymized) is ministering in the name of Jesus and sharing the gospel inside the Islamic Republic of Iran — a nation where Christians are persecuted by their government. Nilufar tells the story of a young woman, Eldora, who became a follower of Christ, leaving behind a difficult life and becoming a bold witness among members of her family. God revealed the pain in her past and rescued her from a life of depression and addiction.
IRAN: FOLLOWING JESUS IS A DANGEROUS CHOICE
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