Throughout the month of May we will be focusing on the plight of persecuted Christians. We’ll explore ways in which persecution takes place, and what we can do to support our brothers and sisters who suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ.
We can begin now by praying:
Thank our Heavenly Father that He knows each one of His faithful children suffering for the sake of Christ. Though we may not know their names or stories, pray for them that they may rejoice greatly in their salvation even though now for a little while they have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. Pray that these trials may refine and strengthen their faith so that it may be proved genuine and result in praise, glory and honour when the Lord Jesus Christ s revealed (1 Peter 1:6-7) (with thanks to Barnabas Fund)