Believers in over 100 countries across the globe observed the International Day of Prayer on Sunday November 6. This prayer day was observed for the persecuted Church, when the faithful prayed for the those who suffer for their faith in Lord Jesus Christ on daily basis.
World Evangelical Alliance states: “Scripture affirms that the Christian life is a call to glory through suffering. Accordingly, on a daily basis Christians around the world face persecution in various forms, including discrimination, physical assaults, violence and even death.”
“The Bible in Hebrews 13:3 command Christians to pray for those suffering as if they themselves were suffering. In other words, the Bible calls us to not only remember those who suffer but also to identify with them in their suffering,” World Evangelical Alliance stated.
In a statement released by the Religious Liberty Commission it was stated that it is inevitable to end “our own silence in the face of the suffering of all those persecuted for their religious faith.”
Godfrey Yogarjah – General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance said: “Right now, we are considered almost like an underground church. The last few years, we’ve had churches attacked. We’ve had local government authorities closing down churches,” he explains.
“We’ve had extremist groups like the Bodu Bala Sena, which is comprised of extremist Buddhist monks that have gone around attacking churches, closing churches, and sometimes the police have accompanied them.”