What an honour to be able to pray boldly and declare the name of The Lord! This I do not take for granted and I cherish moments of uplifted hands in our church that has windows all around it and people walking by looking in and often stopping to listen.
Yet around the world our brothers and sisters in Christ are being persecuted and killed because they are Christians.
My heart is grieved but I know my God is listening, I know He is seeing, I know He cares. Their lives and their living have not been in vain. They, loved not their own lives unto death. Wow, what a witness.
I read this letter today in a blog. This person’s ministry has planted hundreds of churches in the region now threatened by ISIS. It was written by one of his Syrian leaders, who lives and works in the area where ISIS just kidnapped over 100 Christians. The leader is asking to relay the urgent need for prayer:
Peace to you in Jesus’ name.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters. ISIS today kidnapped many Christians from one village and now they try to enter another village to take more Christians from there. Please, please we have ministry there! We have brothers and sisters there!
ISIS has started to kidnap and kill the Christians in that area. We have very bad situation now as a Christian, we have nothing to do just we can pray and ask you for you to pray with us.
When you read this email maybe in the same time many Christian people are killed from ISIS.
WE ARE READY TO GO TO JESUS NOW.
Yes we need your prayers with us and our families here.
God be with you.
Pray with me…
You are the creator of Heaven and Earth. You see all and you know all. Stretch out your love, mercy and grace and deliver your people. We are praying for their deliverance now.
God, though they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, help them to fear no evil. While in the presence of their enemies, anoint their heads with oil and let their cups run over. Cause your people to be a light and a witness of you in this very dark situation.
We want to see your people overcome. Rise up King Jesus, take hold of shield and buckler and stand up for their help!
These are our brothers and sisters and you know exactly where they are right now! In the day we see the same sun they see. In the night we see the same moon they see. And we look to the same God, who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think according to the power working in us.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus,