ICC news and prayer for the persecuted

May 5, 2014 by  
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Nepal Asks Christians To “Reconsider Their Faith” Before Receiving National ID Cards

Christians praying in a church in NepalNepal, April 30, 2014: The Nepali government announced that all Nepali citizens will be provided with a national identity card. However, the government plan also calls for Christians, Christian converts and Muslims to “reconsider their faith” before applying. All religious minorities are joining in solidarity to fight against all forms of government discrimination. They’re calling on the authorities to immediately rectify the recently announced procedures.

  • Pray the Nepali government will heed the call of their people and rectify the recently announced procedures
  • Pray that Christians will not fold to the pressures of the government and remain steadfast in their faith
  • Pray discrimination against Christians in Nepal will end

– asianews

Nigerians Call For a Million Woman March to Demand the Release of 234 School Girls Abducted by Islamic Militants

Nigeria deadly violenceNigeria, April 30, 2014: March organizers said 500 people, mainly women dressed in red, braved heavy rain to march to the National Assembly in the capital Abuja. There they protested the government’s slow reaction to secure the release of the 234 girls kidnapped two weeks ago in Chibok. Saruta, from Chibok, told the BBC “For how long are we going to wait for the government to help us? We can’t bear it anymore.”

  • Pray for the safety and speedy return of the kidnapped girls
  • Pray government will listen to the cries of the families and take swift action
  • Pray that God would move on the hearts of the captors and they would set the girls free

– bbc

Syria’s Assyrians Threatened By Extremists

Syria ChristiansSyria, April 28, 2014: As Assyrian Christians remember the 99 year anniversary of a bloody massacre and forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Assyrians, in addition to many other religious and ethnic minorities, they are also presently experiencing intense suffering. The presence of violent extremist groups in Syria has had brutal consequences for all Syrians, and religious minorities have experienced much of the worst.

  • Pray Syria will receive freedom from all extremism
  • Pray for the spiritual and physical healing for all during these difficult times
  • Pray for the protection of refugees forced to flee due to violence

– al-monitor

Christian Converts Arrested at Easter Service in Iran

Iran christiansIran, April 28, 2014: Human rights news sources in Iran have reported that Iranian authorities in plain-clothes raided a house-church holding an Easter Service resulting in arrests. The five arrested have been identified as Ehsan Sadeghi, Nazi and Maryam Asadi, Vahid Safi, and Amin Mazloomi. There are no details available on their whereabouts and efforts by families to locate them have been ineffective.

  • Pray for the safety and release of all detained due to religious discrimination
  • Pray Iran will rise above this intolerance
  • Pray for the successful location of the five Christians detained

– mohabat news

Maryland College Blocks Admission to Student Because of Christian Faith

Maryland College United States, April 25, 2014: The American Center for Law and Justice is suing the Community College of Baltimore County Maryland after Brandon Jenkins was denied admittance because of his faith  in God.  When Jenken followed up with his application, he was told that among the reasons why he was not selected was because his chosen field is “not the place for religion.”

  • Pray for the renewing in strength for Brandon Jenkins as he stands in faith
  • Praise God for brothers and sisters who continue to stand in Jesus’ precious name
  • Pray for justice in this case

– christian post

Underground Congregations Across China Facing Arrests, Harassment

China ChristiansChina, April 24, 2014: The propaganda department of China’s Communist Party last week gave Beijing’s prominent underground churches an Easter present, banning any reporting about the Protestant Shouwang Church’s outdoor services. While Shouwang has been a target of the government for many years, the new government is targeting any organization perceived as a threat to Chinese Communist Party policy.

  • Pray for the healing and renewal of Shouwang Churches and congregations
  • Pray against China’s religious and political intolerance
  • Pray for the millions of believers in underground house churches in China

– ucan

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