Women in South Asia need your prayers. So many of them are hurting, and they don’t believe anyone will hear their cries. Many are treated as slaves in their own homes. Some are sold as slaves. Some are abused by their husbands, and if he finally decides to leave, the women are the ones who […]
Christians in Yemen are “being pushed underground or being pushed out of the country,” and the nuclear deal with Iran will only make their situation worse. Find out how you can pray for them in this Mission Network News article. Praise God for the brave action of police in Punjab, Pakistan, who rescued Christians falsely […]
Are you familiar with the Joshua Project? They are an amazing research initiative that has compiled information on thousands of unreached people groups around the world. I have learned so much from this site, and I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of their content. One of the things they offer (completely free) is daily emails […]
Did you know that today about 750 million people around the world have no access to clean water? I cannot imagine living with that reality, yet 3/4 of a billion people do every single day. That includes men, women, and children. Can you imagine bathing your baby in dirty water or giving your toddler a […]
How many Bibles do you have in your home? If your house is like mine, you don’t know the answer. I have my favorite Bible that is the one I go to often. I have study Bibles, Bibles in various translations, and even Bibles that have study notes focused on certain themes such as history […]
Welcome to a new series of ways we can pray for the lost and the persecuted. This series replaces the series I previously shared on my blog, Looking Out the 10/40 Window. Learn more about the 10/40 window of the world. The needs of Christians experiencing persecution today as well as the needs of the […]
Would you join me in praying for Iraq and Burma today? Christian families are being driven from Mosul, Iraq, as militants take control of the city. Not only is their future quite uncertain, it is raising questions about the future of the entire nation. In Thailand and Burma, the Thai coup is capturing the world’s […]
Praying for Peninsular Arabs, that their eyes would be opened to the true riches found in Christ alone. It’s time for Vacation Bible School all over Asia! Please pray for the little ones who will be attending, for their families who may be hearing the Gospel for the first time, for the pastors and VBS […]
Please pray for the family and loved ones of Mary Sameh George, a 25-year-old Christian woman in Egypt recently killed by a mob. Please keep the elections in Afghanistan and India in prayer, for safety, fairness, and true freedom.
Can you imagine being banished from your home because you listened to a forbidden radio program-while you were traveling in another country? Kids of Courage shares how that is reality for a man living inside North Korea. True joy and literacy are coming to the women of India. Read the wonderful news from Mission Network […]
Praising God for the release of three Hmong Christians in Laos! Read their story at iCommittopray. The Voice of the Martyrs recently shared a request on their blog for Syrian Christians told to covert, pay for protection, or die. So many are in need of prayer in Nigeria. Will you pray for them? Read more at […]
“Despite the insecurity in all aspects of life, we want everyone to return here and together to work for our God who loves us so much.” Those are the words of a pastor in northern Mali whose congregation experienced a bomb scare Sunday, January 12. Their church was previously looted, so they have been […]
Almost twice as many Christians were killed for their faith in 2013 than were killed in 2012. Last year, more Christians in Syria were killed than all around the world in 2012. Please pray for those grieving lost loved ones. Pray for encouragement for those who are struggling. And pray that God would bring the […]
How hard would life be if society looked down on you in every way possible? How hard would life be if you were considered the lowest person in the lowest people group in an entire nation? How hard would it be to know people respected their animals more than they did you? Dalit women in […]
One of the many people groups caught in the chaos inside Syria right now is the Circassian or Adyghe people. There is only one mission agency currently serving a population of 32,000, most of whom do not know the life and love offered by Jesus Christ alone. Please pray for them to hear and […]
This is all the further construction of a village church in Bangladesh was able to progress before neighbors forced them to stop. But the village isn’t content to simply stop the church construction. A vigilante committee has been formed to stop all Christian activities and is putting a great deal of pressure on the Christians […]
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a US citizen, is being held in deplorable conditions in an Iranian jail. You can read the beginning of his story here. Since that time he has been moved to another jail, robbed repeatedly, and threatened at knife point. His health is failing, and his family fears for his life. Please lift […]
A new threat is trying to raise its head in the Philippines, and it may be more terrible than Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the land. Imagine being a child who has lost one—or both—parents. Imagine your family being desperate to survive. Around two million children are now at a much-heightened risk for abduction and […]
The Bhotia (Sherpa) people are known helping people climb Mt. Everest. They help guide them up the dangerous mountain and carry much of the mountain climbers’ supplies. But there is one burden they do not know how to carry—sin, the sin every person on earth faces. Pray that many more of them will understand […]
Teams in Nepal are asking for prayer regarding the elections in Nepal and their outcome. There is a strong movement to align the country with the religion of the majority. If this happens, it could cause a dramatic increase in persecution against Christians in Nepal and threaten the work of Christian missions working there to […]
They are one of the oldest groups of people in Nepal, but still today very few of them have heard of and accepted the love of Christ. Please pray for the Magar (note, distinct from the Magyar), that they will hear the Truth and have the courage to follow. Pray that the hearts of family […]
Almost 200 Christians gathered to pray for the refugee crisis in their country, Eritrea. When security forces learned of it, they arrested everyone in attendance, including the children. Many have been released, but the men who were detained were not, along with those who would not sign a declaration promising never to meet again. […]
Acrostic prayer for the Philippines: Peace for the hurting. Help for the suffering. Insight for relief workers. Light for those who feel hopeless. Internal and external needs to be met. Patience in the face of overwhelming need. Power to stand firm in the face of discouragement. Inspiration to dream and build again. Necessities to […]
Churches in Uzbekistan have faced fines and confiscation of property including literature, pews, and even carpeting. Now a children’s summer camp has been ordered seized by the government. Despite the urgings of the UN Human Rights Council, the government has been unwilling to stop its crackdown against Christians. Please pray for Christians in Uzbekistan to […]
They have no church, no Bible, no Christian radio outreach, and no Gospel recordings in their own language. There are no known Christians among the more than 6,000 Nayini people of Iran. Please pray for this to change. Read more at Global Prayer Digest.
A ministry team in the Philippines needs your prayers. They had only recently completed a workshop on how a church can respond to a disaster when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit. Water, food, medicine, and shelter are all needed, but above all, the team requests your prayers. Mission Network News.
Their church destroyed, Christians in Taragaon, located in the Chhattisgarh state of India, decided to meet in homes instead. Local opposition wasn’t satisfied. Men followed them, parading by their homes and ordering them over loudspeakers to renounce their faith or face death. On September 22, Mitko Kashyap’s nephew confronted her for worshipping God. He struck […]
Their church existed for 5 days. Despite the constitutional right to believe and worship as they choose, members of a church in Bangladesh faced almost immediate opposition when they chose to meet publicly as a church, following three years of meeting secretly. They were taken before officials and threatened severely if they did not abandon […]
The elections in India are still months away, but election-related persecution is already on the rise. One key political group feels there is no place in India for Christians. Incidents of persecution in Karnataka state rose from 4 attacks in the first 5 months of the year to 21 attacks to the following 3 1/2 months. Please […]
Last month, I shared the story of Mohamed el Baldi who was arrested for shaking the faith of another. He was fined 10 times what the law requires and imprisoned 5 times longer than the maximum sentence. One month later, to the surprise of many, he has been released from prison pending an appeal! […]
Nong was 14 when her family turned against her for her faith in Christ. This precious little girl in Laos was beaten and threatened with the unthinkable when she would not abandon Jesus. She fled her home and is living in another village. Please pray for Nong and her family to know the hope, love, […]
Reaching children through television in Lebanon and Egypt. Please pray for the ministry of SAT-7 and their new shows designed to encourage and teach children in Lebanon and Egypt about the love of Christ. Read more about this ministry at http://www.mnnonline.org/article/19019.