All over the world
today Christians are suffering from persecution. This week I found a verse in Hebrews 13 that says, “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3).
You know, now that I’ve been laid aside because of my lung cancer – although I’m still ministering but not traveling – I’ve had a burden to pray for people being persecuted in many nations of the world.
I won’t mention them on the program because you know them and it could hurt people in those countries where they live. But I have felt compelled by the Holy Spirit and I want to encourage you also, even though we don’t know them, to pray for Christians under persecution.
Some of the major nations in the world are severely punishing Christians just for the fact that they love Jesus, worship the Lord, and get together once a week to worship together.
They deserve our prayers. They deserve our intercession. And let’s ask God that persecution would be disappearing from these nations, and that God would either turn the hearts of hearts of the leaders in repentance towards God through Jesus Christ or remove them from power for the sake of our brothers and sisters who are suffering.
“I have felt compelled by the Holy Spirit and I want to encourage you also, even though we don’t know them, to pray for Christians under persecution.”