Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (10/24/2014)

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:

Pakistan. 186.4 million people with 5.3 million Christians (2.8%).

Pakistan’s Christians are caught in the crossfire between Islamic militant organizations that routinely target Christians, and an Islamizing culture that leaves Christians isolated from the rest of the population. The notorious blasphemy laws continue to have devastating consequences for minorities, including Christians. Women and girls from minority groups are particularly vulnerable, and sexual assaults against underage Christian girls by Muslim men continue to be reported. In September 2013, a twin bomb attack on Anglican All Saints Church in Peshawar left 89 people dead. (Open Doors, World Watch List)

This Sunni majority country is one of the most corrupt countries in the world… Though the constitution guarantees religious freedom, Christians increasingly suffer under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One law stipulates that any person who defiles the name of the prophet Muhammad or the Quran may be punished by life in prison or death. Churches in Pakistan are frequently vandalized, and Christians are beaten, raped, abducted and murdered with impunity. Christians also face discrimination in employment and education, keeping them entrenched in the lower classes. (Voice of the Martyrs)

Today, I prayed:

Lord, I ask You to set apart the believers in Pakistan as You did Your people in Goshen. Make a clear distinction between the Pakistani believers and the unbelievers so all will know that You are the Lord in the midst of the earth. (Based on Exodus 8:22-23)

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 (10/24/2014)

  1. God loves this nation. I’ve reported on kidnapping of teen girls and rape of little ten year olds all in the name of Islam. My friend Shahbaz Bhatti died a martyr in Pakistan in March 2011. A few days later the great tsunami swept over Japan. Anyway, Asia Bibi is one of several women on death row for allegedly blaspheming Mohammed. Thank you for joining many in prayers for this nation Larry. I have a friend inside …

  2. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    I was praying for the nation of Nepal a few years ago and was actually just going through the motions because I had no personal involvement, As I prayed, I had a vision of a young Christian woman in a prison cell who was viciously beaten and raped. At that moment, Hebrews 13:3 came alive in my heart.

    So, I join in with your prayers for Asia Bibi and others like her.

  3. These calls to prayer just break my heart. I can’t thank you enough for how you have started doing it, going through the nations and giving a description of what is happening in each one. Your prayer made me cry out to Him too, to let it be so., Lord. I am adding to your prayer, from John 17:24 , that these precious believers may behold His glory.
    God bless you muchly, Mr. Larry!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. Every nation, except Somalia, so far is from the 10/40 Window where 40% of the population have never heard the name of Jesus. We are blessed to live in a nation where almost every direction we turn we have a chance of seeing His name. What a great prayer that the believers would behold His glory…I agree with it.

    God bless you muchly, too.

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