16 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
China: Due to new religious regulations, many reports of crackdowns on churches are emerging — experienced by both Three-Self Patriotic Movement (state-registered) and house churches all over the country. Crackdowns include the confiscation of Christian material — including Bibles — raids, fines and arrests, especially of church leaders. The authorities do everything they can to block media reports. Pray for new leaders to replace those who have been arrested. “When one of us is arrested, another will pick up the work,” says believer Bai Yahui (anonymized).
Turkey: Pray for Christians in Turkey caught in the conflict between the Kurds and Turkey. A Syriac priest and two other Christians, both of whom were village headmen, have been arbitrarily detained. The exact reason of their arrest remains unknown, but local media reports that they were detained after Turkey’s anti-terror branch received an anonymous tip that the three Christians had shared food with a member of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). Read more on International Christian Concern.
CHINA: THE NARROW PATH OF THORNS
Bob Fu is founder and president of the China Aid Association, and he’s one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on the Christian persecution in China. He’ll help explain why the Chinese government is cracking down on churches—even registered, “legal” churches— and how it is demanding Christians’ first loyalty be to the Communist Party and President Xi Jinping.
CHINA: WHY IT'S #23 ON THE 2020 WORLD WATCH LIST
PRAY FOR TURKEY
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