The Persecuted Church

The Persecuted Church

This Page is Devoted to Supporting Our Persecuted Christian Brothers and Sisters Around the World

As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. . . . If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it.”   I Corinthians 12:12-26

 

Around the world, many believers are persecuted — imprisoned, even killed — for their faith. Since Yeshua the Messiah – Jesus the Christ – Son of the Living God  laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs. Right now 200 million people face persecution for believing in Jesus/Yeshua and 60% of those people are children, according to Christians in Crisis International Ministry, a prayer advocacy ministry for persecuted believers.

Below you will find prayers, information, resources and links to learn more, support, pray and give practical as well as prayerful support for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

 

O Lord God,

Your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.

In His Resurrection

He restores life and peace in all creation.

Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance

and those oppressed by their fellow humans.

Remember in Your kingdom those who have died.

Lead the oppressors towards compassion

and give hope to the suffering.

Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Armor of God:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.   Ephesians 6:10-18

The Links below are posted with permission from Eternal Perspectives Ministries – Randy Alcorn.  Their/His work is so important we wanted to share it and link directly to it.

We also strongly encourage you read Randy Alcorn’s book on the persecuted Christians in China, “Safely Home.”

Support for the Persecuted Church:

Media, Power Points, and PDFs on the Persecuted Church

Some Organizations Working with the Persecuted Church

Additional Resources, Information & Relief Organizations We Recommend:

Voice of the Martyrs
P O Box 443
Bartlesville, OK 74003
918-337-8015
www.persecution.com

Bible League
P O Box 28000
Chicago, IL 60628
866-825-4636
www.bibleleague.com

Open Doors with Brother Andrew
Open Doors USA
P O Box 27001
Santa Ana, CA 92799
949-752-6600
www.opendoorsusa.org

World Relief
7 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
800-535-5433
www.worldrelief.org

Operation Mobilization
P O Box 444
Tyrone, GA 30290-0444
770-631-0432
www.om.org

The JESUS Film Project
910 Calle Negocio, Suite 160
San Clemente, CA 92673-6274
949-361-7575
www.jesusfilm.org