Published: 00:00 GMT Standard Time - Friday 24 February 2012
Daily Prayer - Friday 24 February 2012
Please continue to pray for vulnerable Afghan converts from Islam to Christianity, who live their lives in real danger of death. The government has threatened to execute anyone convicted of apostasy from Islam, and sometimes the Taliban and other armed groups gruesomely murder converts in accordance with sharia. Some Christians flee abroad, but if they are refused refugee status by the UN they have no defence against deportation back to Afghanistan. The estimated 1,000 to 3,000 Afghan Christians are all converts. Pray for their protection, and that the authorities will look with compassion on their plight. Pray too that the religious freedom promised by the Afghan constitution will become a reality.