Prayer for the Persecuted Church
The month of November is designated as a time of prayer for the persecuted church. Currently, an estimated 260 million Christians are persecuted for their faith. In the New Testament, we are told to support and pray for those who are persecuted (Mt. 25:36; Col. 4:18; Heb. 13:3).
The Scriptures remind us that even with the global persecution of God’s people, He is faithfully and intimately involved in every aspect of their lives. As we pray, let us remember and release God’s love and care for His own. As Jesus said to His disciples, “Do not worry or be afraid. You may not always see it, but the Father sees you, knows you, watches over for you, and provides for you” (Mt. 5:10; 6:25-26; 10:29-31; Jn. 17:13-21).
The following are some resources regarding the persecuted church and the upcoming focus of prayer.