Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (10/17/2014)

 

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Each Friday I pray and fast for nations where Christians suffer the worst persecution around the world. This week I am praying and fasting for:

Maldives. 333,000 people with .2% Christians.

To be Maldivian is equated with being Muslim, so officially there are no Maldivian Christians, only ex-pat Christians. The government sees itself as the protector of Islam, and the law prohibits conversion to other faiths; those who do so face losing citizenship. There is extensive social control over all individuals to correct any deviation from the path of Islam. This pressure is mirrored within families and communities. Consequently, there are no church gatherings or buildings, and the few Maldivian Christians hide their faith to avoid being discovered. (Open Doors Watch List)

The Maldives, an Islamic Republic, is an archipelago of 1,191 islands in the Indian Ocean…Maldives is one of the least evangelized countries in the world. The 0.2% figure for Christians refers to expatriate Christians. Citizens of the Maldives are automatically Muslim, and non-Muslims may not become citizens. The open practice of any religion other than Islam is forbidden. Maldivian believers are carefully watched. They suffer ostracism, mockery, incarceration and even torture. Christians cannot meet or read the Scriptures openly. Expatriate believers have been expelled, especially after sharing their faith. (Voice of the Martyrs)

Today, I prayed:

Lord, I pray that You break through the walls of the kingdom of darkness and lead the people of Maldives out of the gates of captivity into Your freedom and that You guide them in their journey. (Based on Micah 2:13)

Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.

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4 responses to “Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (10/17/2014)

  1. Father in Heaven I agree with Larry’s prayers for Maldives and I ask that the monsoons and ocean waves and South African cross constellation will all minister to people who do not yet know you. We ask that creation will bear witness and the Christians words will bear witness in the hearts of Maldavians . . . In Jesus’ love and name amen.

  2. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    Father, I agree with Hope’s prayer about all of creation bearing witness to You and that any words from Christians’ will do the same. We thank You for your faithfulness on hearing our prayers.

  3. I really appreciate you sharing the nations where Christians suffer the most and leading us in prayer. Praying with you and with Hope too. I prayed today that He will come as a light into the Maldives so that they will no longer abide in darkness, but believe. (John 12:46)
    God bless you muchly!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. I agree with your prayer, too. God bless you.

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