Pray for Persecuted Christians

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15, […] The post Pray for Persecuted Christians appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.

Pray for Persecuted Christians
[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15, 2020. The term “persecuted Christians” refers to any person who is harassed or attacked simply because they identify as being a Christian. Examples of persecution faced by Christians include, but is not limited to, beatings, physical torture, confinement, isolation, rape, severe punishment, imprisonment, slavery, and discrimination in education and employment. [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, Standing Strong Through the Storm: Stories from the Persecuted Church] Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. 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In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NASB) [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, Violence Against Christians Surges; More Than 1,000% Increase in Attacks on Churches Since 2018] Open Doors’ current research suggests that 260 million Christians live in countries where they experience high, very high, or extreme levels of persecution; up from 245 million in 2019. Every day around the world … 8 Christians are killed for their faith 23 Christians are raped or sexually harassed 25 Churches are targeted and attacked 10 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned for their faith. [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Staggering Picture of Christian Persecution: An Interview with Johnnie Moore] “If one part [of the Body of Christ] suffers, every part suffers with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 (NIV) [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Bible Verses for the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church] Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.Hebrews 13:3 (NIV) [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, I Am N: An Interview with Cole Richards and Jason Peters] The following organizations have resources ready to help you help others become more prayerfully aware of the plight of Christian brothers and sisters around the world: Bible Gateway Twitter List: Religious Freedom Christian Freedom International (@CFI_Freedom) Christian Solidarity Worldwide (@CSW_UK) Critical Prayer Requests IDOP International Christian Concern (@persecutionnews) Open Doors UK (@OpenDoorsUK) Open Doors USA (@OpenDoors) Release International (@ReleaseInt) Religious Liberty Commission (@EAUKnews) The Voice of the Martyrs (@VOM_USA) The Voice of the Martyrs New Zealand (@IDOPNZ) World Evangelical Alliance (@WEARLC1) WorldWatch Monitor (@wwmonitor) [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper] Pray through the Bible when you become a member of Bible Gateway Plus. 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