Afghanistan Reminds Us: It is Time to Pray


The Taliban’s take-over of Afghanistan – even as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – is a stark and urgent reminder to pray.

Evil forces are active in this world. Christians – God’s people – are in the crosshairs.

Yet God is sovereign.

He cares for His church. He knows the suffering and injustices that Christians endure.

And our prayers are a weapon against the forces of evil in this world.

God can turn curses – like the cross – into totally unexpected blessings.

That is hard to see on this side of the conflict as we focus on those who desperately need help. But all of our work is in vain if not done in faith in our living God.

In November, churches will participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

This week we honor our fallen and injured heroes who have given their lives in service to others. And we fervently pray for those in harm’s way today – especially our Christian brothers and sisters – both those who are trying to escape and those who cannot leave.

May God give them courage, perseverance, and even joy.

May He turn enemies into His servants.

For His glory,

Wendy Wright
Christian Freedom International