Praying for the Persecuted Church

Violence against Christians in India
You may have seen reports from the mainstream media this weekend about violence against Christians in India. Phil Johnson has a sobering account of those who are dying for Christ. Here’s an excerpt from an e-mail he posted:

One of our church members B_____ P______ hailing from Orissa reported that Fanatic Hindus came to her home in Orissa and asked all of them to become Hindus. On refusal they started threatening the family, so her brother said, “We will worship our Lord Jesus.” The Hindus said that they would kill him, and asked, “Don’t you fear to be killed?” He said, “I am willing to die for Jesus.” So they cut him in three pieces. They also killed her maternal uncle, burnt the whole house and threw them on the road.

Resources to Keep You Informed
To help you regularly remember your brothers and sisters in chains, you might consider subscribing to these two resources:

  • Voice of the Martyrs prayer e-mails. VOM sends regular updates on situations around the world to help you intercede for specific individuals who face persecution.
  • Global Prayer Digest blog or e-mails. This daily update reports on a different unreached people group every day to keep before the Lord. Add it to your Google Reader (or other aggregator) as part of your daily, personalized news.
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