Pray for the persecuted church – FRIDAY

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Monday was prayer for Christians around the world imprisoned for their faith. Praying that God would strengthen, protect and encourage them.

Tuesday was prayer of God’s protection over pastors and evanglists spreading the gospel message in restricted and hostile nations.

Wednesday, our prayers were for God’s provision and encouragement for families of Christians who have been killed for living out their faith in Jesus.

Thursday, we prayed God will enable persecuted Christians to witness for Him, even witness to their persecutors.

Today {Friday} is prayer for the provision and safe delivery of Bibles to believers in hostile and restricted nations.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

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We cannot overemphasize the power of God’s Word. Isaiah 55:10-11 says, The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.  Therefore, we cannot underestimate the schemes Satan will divise to prevent the power of the Scriptures from reaching lost souls!

We can partner in prayer that the Word of God is delivered into the hands of the lost, that the fruit it produces is salvation. And we can pray that the Word of God is delivered into the hands of persecuted believers to teach them what is true and to make them realize what is wrong in their lives. That it would correct them when they are wrong and teach them to do what is right (2 Timothy 3:16).

Organizations like Wycliffe and Leading The Way have made it their mission to provide the Bible – in written and audio formats – to people groups that would otherwise not have access to God’s Word.  They know, firsthand, the truth of Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

Scriptures to pray over today’s focus:

Isaiah 55:10-11 – The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Isaiah 52:7 – How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!

Acts 10:36 – This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel—that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Luke 4:8 – Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”

Romans 1:17 – This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

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