“Please advocate for us,” the pastor said. He lives in an especially oppressive region. The government’s harsh treatment of Christians is notorious. It is even worse toward Christian ethnic minorities.
Their every word and action is monitored.
The pastor heard that Christian Freedom International provides aid and advocacy for persecuted Christians.
“How can we advocate for you?” I asked, and gave several suggestions. We can report on the abuses. We can alert U.S. officials. We can tell media.
No, it’s too dangerous, he said. Any attention will cause his government to crush them.
He had one request:
“Pray. Pray for us.”
For all the persecuted Christians who are hidden to the world, but known to God – please pray.
On the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted, your church can dedicate one Sunday to the persecuted Church.
You can order or download a free resource kit here.
And as Paul prayed:
“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.
For Christ and His kingdom,