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Monday, November 10, 2008

persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed - 2 Corinthians 4:9

Today is an International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. I am not the first or only one to put this on their blog, but I wanted to join my brothers and sisters.

It is unfathomable that over 100,000 Christians are martyred each year for their Faith. And a great number of the Church are persecuted, beaten, and imprisoned -- in present day? I live in a safe, clean and free country. I can worship however I want, and I live like a princess. It is so hard to imagine.

I have been involved in Voice of the Martyrs for a long time, and it is close to my heart. The organization continues to keep all of us aware of those being persecuted for Jesus Christ.

Today, I want to pass the word. Today, I'll be praying for the persecuted Church - the body of Christ. And, I hope you will not only pray, but will visit the website. (The link to Voice of the Martyrs is always on the right hand side of my blog under important websites.)

If you just want more information about this day of prayer, check out this article: http://www.persecution.com/topStory_IDOP2008.html

Love and unity

4 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I agree, it's an outrage and a tragedy. Thanks for your post.

Avily Jerome said...

Thanks, Babe!

Great reminder- I'm praying as well.

lynnrush said...

Dear God, almighty. Please bless those right now who are suffering. May your hand be around them and may your light shine through.
Amen.

Thanks for the reminder of the VOM today. God bless them!

gzusfreek said...

Hey guys, I thanks for the comments. I hope that while we prayed those in torture and hopelessness had a little reprieve -- just an hour to get away in a dream, a kind touch or word. You guys are the best!