PRAYER FOCUS: Body of Christ
Christians all over the world need prayer. In China, believers meet in secret locations in the underground church. If they are discovered, they risk being beaten, tortured, imprisoned, and worse, for their faith. In Ethiopia, believers are brutally attacked and suffer greatly when they refuse to renounce Jesus.
In other hostile and closed regions, brave believers share the Word of God with others at great personal risk. Even in our “Christian” nation, the cross of Christ and our beliefs are constantly under attack. So, on this eighteenth day of your fast, concentrate in prayer on the Body of Christ — those who are suffering and persecuted for their faith, those who are struggling to hold on to their faith, and those whom the devil wishes to pick off from our younger generation.
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) 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.
Lord we ask for a spirit of boldness for all the persecuted Christians.
We declare that as they Share the Word of God fruitfulness will follow:
- The unreached people will receive Christ as their Saviour
- There will be healing and miracles following the preached Word of God.
- There will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
We pray for protection and provision over them and their families.
We thank you, Lord, for them and the work they are doing.
Lord, we declare that they will go from strength to strength and the anointing of God shall increase in their lives.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26