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Persecuted Christians Resources
This Easter, pray for persecuted Christians
Please find here some resources to help you share this initiative with your church and Bible study groups.
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Many of Anglican Aid’s projects are located in countries where Christians are suffering persecution for their faith. Some of our brothers and sisters have been wounded or killed. Many have lost homes and crops. Churches have been destroyed and thousands have been displaced.
God calls us to bear one another’s burdens and we take this as our call to action (Galatians 6:2). Anglican Aid is working with local church partners, giving aid to respond to urgent needs and rebuild lives as well as providing Bible training to strengthen churches.
This Easter please join us in praying for persecuted Christians. Sign up to receive prayer points at anglicanaid.org.au/category/persecuted-christians/
Persecuted Christians Video
Our latest quarterly video highlights projects where Anglican Aid supporters are providing physical relief to Christians suffering for their faith:
- Afghan refugees who have been persecuted under the Taliban
- Christians from the Diocese of Jos, Nigeria who have been attacked by Fulani Islamists or Boko Haram
EASTER DEVOTION: Sharing in suffering and comfort
2 Corinthians 1:7
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
A Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Eternal Father, almighty shepherd of your people,
You have promised that those who follow Jesus will be persecuted. We pray for your children around the world who are suffering mistreatment, imprisonment, loss of possessions, and threats of death for their allegiance to you. By your mighty power keep them faithful to you. Be their shield and defence, their refuge and their stronghold.
Shelter them under the shadow of your wings, that they may not fear their enemies, and help us to uphold them in prayer, that together we may walk in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not be ashamed to confess him as Lord, to the glory of your name,