Pray for Persecuted Christians in China
Dr. Christian Wei, president of Christian Way Missions, sends the following update:
“Instead of decreasing in recent years, incidents of persecution in China are rising. This persecution comes in many forms: arrests, which rose 12 percent between 2011 and 2012; sentencing to prisons and labor camps, up 125 percent in the same period; limitation or denial of visitation rights to families and lawyers of imprisoned Christians; detention of worshipers; demolition of crosses and buildings; banning personal Bibles; abductions; raids on churches; closure of churches; and, of course, physical abuse.” Please pray for persecuted Christian and their families in China and worldwide. See the full report, “Persecution of Christians in China” at www.GARBCinternational.org.
Submit Prayer Requests for Fellow Servants
PrayerLink is an online venue for sharing prayer requests and encouraging colleagues in ministry. Do you know of a colleague in ministry who is facing a challenge in health or ministry? After seeking permission from the colleague, you can garner prayer support of fellow servants by submitting the request to PrayerLink.
Even during adverse circumstances, Paul prayed faithfully for his brothers and sisters in Christ.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:14–19, ESV).