20 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 pastors and leaders to experience the unconditional love of Jesus in the midst of severe government restrictions.
Iran: Pray for Ramiel Bet-Tamraz, who is beginning a four-month prison sentence at Evin Prison in Tehran, for crimes against national security. The charges which placed Ramiel in prison are for no other reason than that he is a Christian. His father and mother are under significant pressure from the Iranian government, who has a history of targeting their children in an attempt to intimidate the parents from practicing their faith. 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
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.
THE STORY OF MOJTABA
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