:: Monday, November 15, 2004 ::
Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Despite popular opinions to the contrary, the Christian Church is still one of the most oppressed groups worldwide. This oppression takes different forms in different places, but the outcome is often the same: hazing, imprisonment, harrassment, even death.
Many governments around the world see Christians as a threat to their way of life. Most of the Christians involved are not missionaries, nor are many of them "Western." Most are local Christians living in their own culture. Nonetheless, these people are seen as a threat to power, a threat to socio-religio-political homogeneity, a threat to a chosen lifestyle.
Thus they are beaten, arrested, put on trial for trumped-up charges, exiled and killed.
Let us join together in prayer for the persecuted Church.
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