November 1, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Praying for my World – the Persecuted Church
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matthew 5:10; NKJ)
Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  Around the world, many believers are persecuted -- imprisoned, even killed -- for their faith.  Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs.  Even today, some 200 million people face persecution for believing in Jesus and 60% of those people are children, according to Christians in Crisis International Ministry, a prayer advocacy ministry for persecuted believers.
Would you pray for persecuted believers today?  Would you pray that God’s Spirit would strengthen and sustain them?  Would you pray that they would not lose hope?  Would you pray that their faithful example would shine brightly and others would be drawn to faith in Christ?