National Day of Prayer: Remembering Those Suffering Worldwide for Their Faith

As we mark yet another National Day of Prayer, our freedoms here at home remind us of the need to pray for those who lack them around the world.  In the United States, we can offer a prayer of thanks that religious freedom is not yet obliterated and faith is not yet coerced.  As we acknowledge our blessings and lift our supplications to our Creator, this is an opportune moment to look outside ourselves and beyond our borders to pray for the needs of others — including those being persecuted for their faith around the world. In the world's most populous country, the Chinese government seeks to suffocate Christianity and other faiths under the burden of a bureaucracy intensely hostile to the threat posed by a higher power.  House churches not sanctioned by the state may be harassed by authorities and shut down, their members and pastors arrested.  In state-approved churches, the government tears down crosses and removes copies of the...(Read Full Article)
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