Stephanie Johnston, CEO of Barnabas Aid NZ, shares some current needs from our suffering church family around the world that face persecution and discrimination because of their faith.
- Almost the entire population of Nagorno-Karabakh – that is 120,000 people – are now in Armenia. Ask that God will uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry (Psalm 146:7).
- Cry out to the Lord for protection for our brothers and sisters who have fled from Nagorno-Karabakh and that their Armenian brothers and sisters will care for them and embrace them as they find a new home in that country.
- Pray for the Children who have only known war, conflict, and hate for a majority of their young lives. Pray that they will feel God’s peace, love, and hope.
- While full world peace must await the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 2:4), pray that there will be increasing reconciliation and peace in all parts of our troubled world.
- Pray for those who are displaced because of anti-Christian violence and conflict, that they will be kept safe from harm and continue to have hope in our Lord Jesus Christ
- Pray for the bereaved family and friends of Na’aman, the church minister in southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, who was burned to death on 7 September by Fulani Islamist extremists. Ask that security forces will be awakened to the need to protect Christians.