Persecution and Prayer
This week's message is Persecution and Prayer. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Today, November 12, is the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.
Most of us live relatively free from any real persecution. We may have people say things to us, and we may feel as though our rights to practice our Faith are being stripped away (which is true). But do we live in constant fear of our lives? Are we tortured, or make to watch our loved ones tortured, in an attempt to make us deny Jesus?
Countless followers of Christ are beaten, tortured, and put to death today all around the world because they will not deny Christ. And today we are reminded that we need to pray every day for them — for their strength, protection, boldness, and peace — and we also need to be reminded to not take our freedoms for granted, and to use our freedoms to share Jesus with everyone around us.
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The enemy is working hard to spread darkness to this million and growing community from all around the world. Let's continue to step up to the plate, all the more as the night quickly approaches, doing our part to spread the Light!
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Thank you for caring for those in need of a Savior.
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Revive Us, O Lord!
"Lord, blow your wind of awakening and revival across this land. Wake up your Church! Stir up the fire within us! Stir up that passion to reach the lost with the Good News that there is an answer, and his name is Jesus!"
As we briefly explored today, persecution of Christians around the world continues. And from prophecies in Scripture, we know persecution is heading our way. Let's not wait until the penalty for sharing the Gospel is death before we try to reach out to a world heading for eternal fire and judgement.
Do you have neighbors? Co-workers? Family? Friends? Acquaintances? And is every single one of them saved and walking with Jesus, fully ready to meet him face to face?
If not, then one of God's callings on your life is to pray for the Holy Spirit to move and speak through you, then open your mouth, your arms, and move your feet, and put the love of Jesus into action toward them.
And if God moves in your heart to help us reach the million plus people who spend time in the virtual world looking for peace, love, and something to fill their emptiness inside, then please pray for and partner with us today.
Currently there are more than 1,364,786 people in the virtual community we have been called to reach, and that number grows by 10,000 to 60,000 per week. Help us reach as many of those as possible with the love and life-changing Good News of reconciliation with God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Prayer Requests & Praise Reports
Precious Baby – Liz asks us to pray "For safe & healthy pregnancy & child. In Jesus name I pray. Thank you."
Finances – Esther writes, "I pray that my husband and I can work out our financial situation according to what God would have us do."
Healing and Justice – Barbara writes, "I went through a very traumatic time in my life a few years ago because someone told a lie about me. I can't seem to get past the pain and I relive it everyday. Please pray that I will receive justice for the wrong done me and the people that believed the lie will find out the truth."
Healing – Candie asks us to continue praying for her sister who has been diagnosed with cancer. Let's continue to stand with our sister, believing for a miracle, as the Miracle Worker lays his hands of love on her body and soul.
Pray For Us! Please pray that God will continue to move through this ministry in an even greater measure. Without your prayers, our labor will not have much effect. But when the work of the ministry is backed by prayer, great things will happen!
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