18 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 that Christians would have courage to meet together for prayer and worship.

India: Pray for a house church in India that was attacked by Hindu nationalists on Sunday, January 5, when a mob of radical Hindu nationalists attacked and disrupted the church in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. According to local reports, the mob disrupted the Sunday worship service and made threats against the pastor and other Christians participating in the service. As a result, local police closed down the church. 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

INDIA: GOD AT WORK IN OUR NATION

An interview with Pastor Kumar from the All India Christian Council, who discusses the increase in Christian persecution in India. Kumar also discusses the “anti-conversion” laws, as well as sharing his own experience of persecution and death threats as he shared the gospel.

ANTI-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN INDIA

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