Praying for the Persecuted Church

Praying for the Persecuted Church

And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:29-31 (ESV)

Hebrews 3:3 reminds us to pray for out persecuted brothers and sisters. Continue to remember those in prison, as if you were together with them prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Here are a few ways we can pray:

  • Pray that the persecuted church (and we as well) will be unafraid and faithful (Revelation 2:8-11).
  • Pray for God to fill them with the Holy Spirit and enable them to speak and act boldly with clarity, wisdom, and courage (Acts 4:31).
  • Pray that they will be joyful, rejoicing that Jesus and His name are worthy of any cost (Acts 5:41).