From Christmas to New Year: persecution calls for faith

By Elizabeth Kendal Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin (RLPB) 191 Special to ASSIST News Service|SECONDARY OURCE

AUSTRALIA(ANS) – Before Christmas we prayed for God’s divine hand to be over several regions where gathered Christians risked terrorism and mob violence. While Christmas was not without incident, we can thank God that the violence was minimal and that the heightened security was effective.


NIGERIA: Despite increased security, gunmen (presumed Boko Haram) managed to attack two churches in the north-east: one in Yobe and one in Borno. In each case, the pastor and five worshippers were killed: a total of 12 believers slain in worship. Pray for the bereaved and for the traumatised congregations. ‘Weep with those who weep’ (Romans 12:15b ESV). Pray for God to intervene in Nigeria.

INDONESIA: Security in Indonesia was high, with police protection provided to 38,499 registered churches throughout the religious ‘hot-spots’. While there were no…

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Categories: Bible Prophecy, Breaking News

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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