Recently, Fulani herdsman attacked a funeral convoy in northern Nigeria. One hundred cars full of mourners were returning from the burial when suddenly the attackers rushed from the bush and started shooting. The father of one of our team members was a part of the convoy, and he barely escaped with his life. Fortunately, my friend’s dad screamed at his driver, “GO! GO! GO!”
While those in his car escaped with their lives, the death toll from this incident as well as other attacks that took place that weekend has now reached 206 lives lost due to these vile assaults. Hundreds more were injured, and thousands of others have been displaced.
Violent persecution of Christians is on the rise in several regions of the world, and we are issuing a global call for prayer to stand against evil in every form.
Specific places in the world that need your prayers right now include:
Jesus taught that we should always pray and not lose heart -Luke 18:1-6, so please join us in prayer that evil will be defeated in every form. Then, take some practical action to help end persecution of Christians.
If you have a story of persecution to share or want to submit a request prayer, then write me here or post a comment.
Dare to Ask God,
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?