Christians all over the world urged to pray for the persecuted, amid growing persecution

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Some Christian leaders in America united with Christians across the globe to pray for the persecuted believers for their Christian faith.

As the persecution of Christians reaches unprecedented levels, concerns for the tens and thousands of Christians being afflicted for the sake of their faith are being raised.
In this regard, the Family Research Council (FRC), says that the persecution of Christians is at this time at an “unprecedented level” and is spreading widely “even in the United States.”

Family Research Council in a stated: “The call is to devote just a small portion of their time in their weekend services to pray and act on behalf of those around the globe that have been targeted for no other reason than their faith in Jesus Christ.”

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Family Research Council President- Tony Perkins said: “This past Easter, as we joyfully celebrated the resurrection of Jesus in our churches here in America, Christians elsewhere, like in Pakistan were targeted for death because of their Christian faith. As Christians here in American we have an obligation to pray for and act on behalf of our brothers and sister in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith.”

Furthermore, the Family Research Council revealed that seven top international religious liberty groups have united to appeal to the Christians to support the persecuted believers. The international religious liberty groups who have joined hands for this purpose are Open Doors, Institute on Religion and Democracy, The Voice of the Martyrs, In Defense of Christians, Christian Solidarity Worldwide-USA, International Christian Concern, and 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.

Last year, saw an increase in attacks against Christians across the globe, a recent report lets it put.Human rights organisations are claiming that the attacks against Christians around the world have increased considerably during the last year. The major areas that have had the highest ratio pf attacks against the Christians are the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. In this regard, various human rights organisations are further claiming hat the numbers are expected to climb this year.

According to an estimate out of total religion based persecution incidents across the globe, about 75% are related to Christians. “More than 7,000 Christians were killed last year because of their faith — almost 3,000 more than the previous year,” Open Doors told the media.