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Prayer, campaigns and other resources

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How to pray for persecuted Christians” gives general guidance for prayer regardless of the specific issues involved. A free prayer card bookmark is available to order here.

The latest “Prayer Focus Updates” (produced monthly) can be download from here. These can be printed out in either A4 or A5 format whichever is more suited to your needs. They deal with current situations that require special attention in prayer.

The newest printed Bi-monthly prayer diary is available to order or download here.

 

Suffering Church Sunday

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Every year we also produce a variety of resources for Suffering Church Sunday, to help congregations focus their worship on the persecuted Church. These materials provide background information on issues relating to general Christian persecution. There are testimonies, sermon outlines, PowerPoint presentations, activity suggestions (including drama scripts and material for children), songs and videos.

Links to Suffering Church Sunday material.

 

Campaigns

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These focus on a variety of current big issues, alongside more general awareness-raising campaigns. Some of these have printed and audio visual resources to link in with them - these can be seen in the campaigns themselves.

 

 

 

The Other Nine

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1 in 10 Christians live with persecution. These people are our family. While they are the one in ten,we are the other nine. We live with freedoms they are often denied. This campaign has information sheets on types of persecution, what persecution really means in addition to world maps of persecution.

The Other Nine resources can be found here.

 

 

 

Other Free Resources

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A variety of other free resources are available. These include booklets about the Christian response to Islam,

  • General leaflets describing who we are and what we do.
  • Resources for our campaigns.
  • A prayer card to help people pray for the persecuted church.
  • The most recent Barnabas aid magazine.
  • The latest prayer diary.
  • Booklets about a Christian response to Islam.
  • A Christian guide to making and changing your will.
  • Barnabas Gifts catalogue.
  • Collection boxes and envelopes.

Please order the quantities that you need for your meeting/service/event from the Barnabas Aid’s Shop.

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    • In an earlier incident in Saisomboon village, three teenage Christian girls were disqualified from taking their final school examinations because of their faith. The village chief said that in following Christianity, Noi (15), Net (15) and Nut (14) had forfeited their right to education. Five families from the village have now converted to Christianity. A spokesman for Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom expressed the view that the authorities were trying to find every possible way “to stop the spread of Christian religious freedom in the area”. Pray that the girls will be allowed to complete their education and that opposition to the Christians in the village will cease. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 23 hours ago

    • Five Christians have been charged with murder in Laos after a sick woman sought prayer at her local church, converted to Christianity and later died. Mrs Chan, from Saisomboon village in Savannakhet province, had been ill for two years when she approached the church. Her health improved for a short time, and she and her eight grown-up children came to faith in Christ. The sons and daughters wanted a Christian burial ceremony, but the authorities forbade this unless they renounced their faith, which they refused to do. When Christians in the area protested, five were arrested and subsequently charged with Mrs Chan’s murder. Pray that the God of justice will have compassion on His people (Isaiah 30:18) and ensure their acquittal from this false accusation. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Aug 2014 00:00

    • A Christian from Loynam village in the Savannakhet province of Laos was arrested on the morning of 29 May and tied to a post before being imprisoned. Two weeks earlier, police and village security officers had gone to Mr Sort’s home and threatened him with eviction from the village and confiscation of all his property if he did not give up his faith. He refused, despite repeated attempts to coerce him. The village chief then seized around £300 of Mr Sort’s money. Give thanks that our brother, who has been a Christian for less than two years, has stood firm in his faith, and ask the Lord to renew his courage and strength (1 Corinthians 16:13). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Aug 2014 00:00

    • Iraqi Christians are losing even previously safe havens under the relentless assault of ISIS. On 25 June, the militant group attacked the historic Christian town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, driving its mainly Christian population of around 40,000 to flee. Many Christians from Mosul had gone there after the fall of their own city earlier in the month. Kurdish forces were able to repel ISIS from the town, allowing some people to return to their homes for the time being, but their security remains extremely precarious. Pray that the ISIS advance will be stopped and that the Iraqi security forces will be able to regain the captured territory. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Aug 2014 00:00

    • Heavenly Father, we cry out to You for the Christians left in Mosul, mostly elderly and sick, as they now face the threat of sharia penalties introduced by ISIS: the amputation of limbs for thieves, crucifixion for criminals and the death penalty for apostasy. We pray that You will protect them from the brutality of the militants. We pray for peace and healing for those who have already been threatened or attacked, and for the safe return of those who have been kidnapped. We pray too for those struggling to pay the humiliating jizya tax that the militants have imposed. We ask that the attempt to restore a united Islamic state under one ruler in the cross-border territory controlled by ISIS will come to nothing. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Aug 2014 00:00

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