You know we sit in ease and comparative safety here in our churches in the Western world, free to give voice openly to our prayers and beliefs;
So we pray for all those who worship in secret, afraid to speak their faith out loud and for all those who keep their Bibles hidden.
We think of those who have spoken out and have been given long prison sentences for daring to worship you. We pray for their families.
Dear Lord, we ask that you soften the hearts of people in countries where injustice against Christians reign. Give your faithful servants in those places courage to withstand the pain and hardships they face.
We pray that they will know your unfailing love for them and be given strength to carry on, feeling your arms around them for comfort and support in the darkness of their lives.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
1. For persecuted Christians everywhere
2. For the families of those in prison