November is International Pray for the Persecuted Church Month.
There’s been a lot of news lately covering persecution – these are not reasons to become discouraged or fearful, but opportunities to pray! God is always faithful to do mighty works in the midst of troubling times, and He has proved that to be true of Himself over and over through many years of Church persecution and growth.
Spend some time in the next few weeks reading through the book of Hebrews – especially chapters 12 and 13. These chapters can inform our theology on persecution, remind us to live every moment with our end goal in mind, and encourage us to do so with strength, peace and joy!
- For some great ideas on how to scripturally pray for the persecuted Church, check out this website: https://www.persecution.net/prayer.htm
- If you want to pray for specific names of persecuted Christians around the world, look here: http://www.persecution.com/public/pray.aspx?clickfrom=%3d6d61696e5f6d656e75
- Christ In Youth (CIY) has created a feature length film called Love Costs Everything that highlights certain Christians around the world who have experienced persecution. They have great information on how to get involved here: http://lovecostseverything.com/index.php/get-involved/understanding-persecution