CBN news announces an international “Day of Prayer” on 3rd of November to intercede for those who are persecuted for their faith in Christ.
Every year, Christians across the globe congregate in their Churches and homes to intercede for those believers who follow Christ regardless of ferocious hostility.
As a point of fact, political instability and civil war has shuddered the Middle East in recent years. However, unfortunately local Christians have been caught in the crossfire. They have been murdered; their Churches have been set on fire, their homes and businesses destroyed in recent years. At the moment, many are leaving the places they’ve lived in for centuries.
Quite a few reports have noted that the two-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria, which has caused more than 100,000 deaths and over 2 million people forced to run away from the country, is also bringing amplified persecution for Christians as the Islamic extremists get authority. Along with other latest events in Egypt, unparalleled numbers of ChristianChurches were attacked, plundered, desecrated, and torched. According to one Egyptian human rights lawyer, “82 Churches, many of which were from the 5th century, were attacked by pro-Morsi supporters in just two days.” Al-Qaeda’s flags were raised above some Churches. Due to severe anti-Christian sentiment, several Churches stopped holding worship services until recent times. Moreover, dozens of Coptic homes and businesses were also attacked, looted and torched. In Pakistan, last month more than 200 people died in a suicide bomb attack on a ProtestantChurch. Stories are not much different from other parts of the world.
Seeing this, CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane, discussed the issue of rising trend of persecution against Christians within Middle East with Sr. International Correspondent George Thomas and President of International Christian Concern Jeff King.
CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane, Sr. International Correspondent George Thomas and President of International Christian Concern Jeff King urge Christians all over the world to join them in praying for the believers being persecuted for Christ’s sake globally. They insist all the believers saying:
“Please join us in praying for the persecuted Church.
Here are some scripture references to encourage you.
Hebrews 3:3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them– those who are mistreated — since you yourselves are in the body also.
James 5:1 The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”