To my Western brothers and sisters in Christ: We need to keep our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ in our prayers. We need to know what they specifically need prayer for:

  • Pray that those in prison for their faith will know the presence of God and will grow in their faith.
  • Pray that Christians in Pakistan will have a bold testimony to those around them.
  • Pray for protection for Christians facing intimidation and threats from those around them.

  • Pray for the safety of Christian young people in Egypt. Pray that those kidnapped will be returned to their families and that they will maintain their Christian faith.
  • Pray for those facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith.  Pray that the authorities will uphold the constitutional freedom of religion.
  • Pray that the ministry of churches in Egypt will continue and that the Gospel will be preached throughout this nation.

  • Pray for the strength and courage for Christians in Algeria to reach out with the Gospel of Christ.
  • Pray for protection from the militant elements of Islam in the country, striving to take control.
  • Pray for solid biblical teaching and encouragement for the children and youth in the churches.

  • Pray that militant influences in the government will continue to decrease and that freedom of religion will be recognized throughout India.
  • Pray for protection for pastors, evangelists and other Christian workers as they share the Good News of Jesus.
  • Pray for that those who turn to Christ will find the means to have their needs met.
  • Pray that those who seek to hinder the work of the Church in India will see the love and grace of Jesus in the lives of Indian Christians.

  • Pray for spiritual and physical strength for the thousands of Christians in prison for their faith in Christ.
  • Pray for boldness for Christians in sharing the Gospel, despite the dangers that they face.
  • Pray for significant and lasting advances in religious freedom in China.

  • Pray that the government will be open to change and allow full rights and protection for non-Muslims.
  • Pray for strength for those who come to Christ despite the threats they may face.
  • Pray that those who flee Iran will be able to find refuge and help.
North Korea:
  • Pray frevently for what remains of the church in North Korea.
  • Pray for strength and protection for prisoners of faith.
  • Pray that God will reveal Himself to Kim Jong Il (ruler of North Korea) and graciously transform his heart and the hearts of his subordinates so that they will embrace Christ.
  • Pray that Christians will have opportunities to share the love of Christ, even with those who oppress them. 

  • Pray that Christians in Nigeria will demonstrate the love of Christ, in spite of the opposition they face.  
  • Pray that Christians in Nigeria will take action to help their suffering brothers and sisters elsewhere in the country.
  • Pray that one law, with equality for all, will govern the nation of Nigeria.

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