November 5 and 12 are the days when millions around the world will be praying for Christians who live out their faith under persecution. Connection Pointe supports workers in several places where this is a way of faith: India, Indochina, Turkey, the Middle East.
At idop.org you can find more information on the persecuted church and needs over which to pray. You will also find this verse: “If one member suffers, we all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.“ (1 Cor 12:26)
While there is only so much we can do from a distance, we can take time to pray. In order to make it different than other times of prayer, and perhaps feel a bit more deeply, I ask you to take a different prayer posture than your usual one.
If you usually sit in a chair (as I do), go down on your knees and pray for Victor and ASSI in India.
If you usually pray in an open room, go into your closet and pray for Van and Jane in Indochina.
If you don’t normally pray scripture, use Ephesians 3:14-19 for Paul and Stacey in Turkey.
Face east and hold your hands up in prayer as you pray for Ryan in the Middle East.
Let these actions remind you not only of our partners, but of the persecuted believers and interested seekers they serve on a daily basis. And for those of you who don’t know, these partners and believers living under these conditions are faithful to pray for Connection Pointe. We come together, before God, in prayer.
Til next week,