Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pray for the Persecuted Church. Here are some Biblical helps to prayer.

From the Voice of Martyrs

1. Pray that believers will stand firm in their faith (1 Peter 5:8-10).   
2. Pray that they will not fear but trust God (Rev:2:10).
3. Pray that they would not seek to retaliate, but entrust themselves
   to Him who judges justly ( 1 Peter 2:23).
4. Pray that they will not repay evil for evil but will seek to live in peace
   with everyone (Romans 12:17-18).
5. Pray that they will not take revenge, but leave that completely with
    God (Romans 12:17-18).
6. Pray that they will be enabled to rejoice, even in suffering (1 Peter 4:12,13)
7.Pray that they will forgive those who persecute them (Luke 23:34, Colossians 3:13).
8. Pray that they would be able to actually love their enemies (Matthew  5:43-44).           
9. Pray that they will bless those who have persecuted them (Romans 12:14,21).   
10.Pray that they will persevere under tribulation (Heb. 10:32-39).11.
11.Pray that they will trust God to enable them to proclaim the gospel even 
    when they are suffering(2 Timothy 4:16-18).
12. Pray that will keep their eyes on Jesus Christ, persevere and not grow
     weary or lose heart (Hebrew 12:1-3).
13. Pray that will rely on the Lord's strength and not their own (2 Corinthians 1:9).
14. Pray that they would be protected from the evil one (John 17:5). 

Familiarize yourself with persecution that is happening in the world today.