9 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.

Asia: Children of Christian converts are not spared from persecution. Please pray for their strength and comfort when they suffer social isolation because of their family’s faith.

Other Countries

Nigeria: Pray for greater security for Christians in Nigeria. On February 3, approximately 5 million Nigerian Christians marched and protested in 28 Nigerian states. The march was the culmination of a three-day fast, requested by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to raise awareness and call upon President Buhari to take action against the senseless murders of Christians that have been taking place in the past few months by Boko Haram and their affiliates. The protest was most closely linked to the death of Lawan Andimi who was the chairman for CAN in Adamawa state. Read more on International Christian Concern.

SOUTHEAST ASIA: JESUS WAS WITH ME

Dr. Sid Webb and Dr. Jason Peters share stories from their 2016 visit to Southeast Asia, where they met with persecuted Christians in Southeast Asia. They heard first-hand about the persecution Christians face, and also saw how God is doing amazing things, such as concealing a secret Christian training center hiding in plain sight in Vietnam.

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.

PRAY FOR NIGERIA

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