Weekly Watch Focus: Covering Prayer for Persecuted Christians

FRIDAY, April 5, 2013 This last year has seen an increase of persecution of Christians around the world, especially in the Islamic world. In Pakistan, hundreds of Christian homes have been burned. In Indonesia a mob recently burned a church. In Egypt, the Coptic Christians are under intense persecution. Iran continues to target Christians, breaking up home churches and imprisoning pastors.
Pray for our brothers and sisters, many of them in danger of their lives. Pray for the pastors, priests, and families of the leaders of these congregations under persecution, especially in these nations. Pray specifically for the safety and release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran.


Matt 5:10-12, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

Rom. 8:36, 37, “For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

2 Cor. 12:10, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


 
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On this Labor Day weekend, we speak blessings upon the American worker and upon our economy. We pray for those seeking jobs or starting new businesses.
We remember fellow believers who are oppressed and tortured for Christ’s sake. In communist China, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and other parts of the word, violent radicals or oppressive communism continue to persecute and even murder Christians.
We thank God and pray for our law enforcement. We ask the Lord for their safety and guidance as the carry out their duties with integrity.
As our children return to school, we cover them in prayer. Whether they attend public school, private school, home school, or college, we pray a special anointing over them.
There is a declaration of war in our culture against the identity of our children. Our foundational values and the preservation of identity for individuals and families through Christ as the building block of society is under attack.
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