Prayer Need'S ARCHIVE

  • “He was found outside his house lying in a pool of blood” (Morning Star News). Of the 10.3 million citizens of Somalia, a few hundred are Christian. Open Doors ranks Somalia as #2—“extreme persecution”—in its list of top 50 persecution countries. A prominent leader among the underground church community, overseeing five churches, was gunned down […]

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  • Kyrgyzstan — Cases have recently come to light of Kyrgyz imams preventing Christians from burying their loved ones in village cemeteries. One such incident involved a 73-year-old deceased Christian woman, Erkayim Jeyinbekova, whose relatives were told by a local imam that they must provide three written statements declaring Jeyinbekova was not a Christian. Under pressure, three […]

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  • Another normal Sunday morning. I woke up early to spend some time in God’s Word before having breakfast with Mom and Dad and getting ready for church. During worship, I was struck by God’s faithfulness to me this past week … Then suddenly, on the morning of May 25th, members of the Boko Haram terrorist […]

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  • Sisters Nanvunani Shamimu and Nawudo Hasifa (17 and 19 years old) both had the same dream one night in early April: a man in a white robe beckoned them to go to church and be prayed for there. The next Sunday, Shamimu and Hasifa chose to attend the United Believers Church in Kawaga, Kamuli District […]

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  • “The girl was a ‘soft target’ because the rapist assumed that her family as Christians would not be able to stand up to Muslims” (Morning Star News). An extremely difficult story to stomach: Iqbal, father of three, is a poor Christian farmer from the Daska region of Pakistan. On Easter, his two sons went looking […]

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  • American pastor, husband, and father Saeed Abedini has been held captive in Iran for his faith since September 2012. In late April, Saeed wrote a letter home. Let his words exhort you today and be a reminder to lift up Saeed in prayer. On the Eve of Good Friday and Easter I was praying from […]

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  • If you haven’t heard already, around 276 teenage schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group. Boko Haram members stormed the school during the night, overpowering security guards and herding the schoolgirls into trucks. Many have been forced into marriage with their abductors. Others have been taken across the border. One Nigerian woman, […]

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  • There are approximately 2.6 million Christians living in Malaysia; Muslims comprise 60% of the population. Today, politicians and government officials appear to be trending toward hard-line support for Islam … and consequently, open discrimination toward non-Muslims.  Earlier this year, members of the Islamic Department raided a building belonging to the Bible Society of Malaysia. They confiscated […]

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  • Tunisia— Twenty-six year old Yasmine, who felt increasingly dissatisfied with a god who was impersonal and arbitrary, started attending church out of curiosity. Then in 2010, she openly placed her faith in Christ. “Some relationships with university friends have changed, but I am openly Christian. I am not ashamed,” she says. Today, she lives with […]

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  • According to an April 2014 report compiled by a Pakistani human rights group, over 1,000 non-Muslim women are forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men each year (700 of those being Christians and the remaining 300, Hindu). Incidences of kidnapping and rape often precede the “marriage” ceremony—where the woman is usually not even […]

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