Have You Forgotten?

September 25, 2011 — 2 Comments

Pray For ThemAs I sit here in the beau­ti­ful state of Wash­ing­ton, I can’t help but pray for the many Chris­tians who are being per­se­cuted in restricted nations around the world.

My heart is stirred for the many who are in prison and they are there only because they believe in the Holy Bible.

Hav­ing been many times to closed nations, I have met, first hand, many men and women who have been tor­tured for their faith in Christ.

I have met the chil­dren of mar­tyrs who have no home, I have held lit­tle ones who would face cer­tain death if it weren’t for my friends who res­cued them in the name of Jesus and gave them a place to stay!

I have been to the vil­lages and seen the scars of men, some miss­ing limbs, some hav­ing lost their sight. I have even seen where some have scars where bul­lets have gone though their bod­ies, yet mirac­u­lously escaped with their fam­i­lies as their homes were set on fire by their tor­men­tors. Their only crime: they pro­fess Jesus to be Lord of their lives.

Yet, God raises up peo­ple, even in the mid­dle of the night, to pray and to give so they can be saved; Chris­tians just like you.

If you believe in Jesus, then you are part of the body of Christ. When one feels suf­fer­ing, we all should rush to aid them. Just as if we stubbed our toe, our whole body would respond to hold it and bring relief to the pain. (I Corinthi­ans 12:12)

Hebrews 13:3 (NIV)

Con­tinue to remem­ber those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mis­treated as if you your­selves were suffering.

I think of the early church and Paul as he requested prayer while per­se­cuted in prison for his faith:

2 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 3:1–2 (NIV)

As for other mat­ters, broth­ers and sis­ters, pray for us that the mes­sage of the Lord may spread rapidly and be hon­ored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be deliv­ered from wicked and evil peo­ple, for not every­one has faith.

I encour­age you to pray! Explore and pray over the peo­ple who are rep­re­sented in this map. Edu­cate your­self beyond your own coun­try. (Map pro­vided by VOM). These are our broth­ers and sis­ters in the Lord who need YOU!

As I am get­ting ready to visit some of our per­se­cuted broth­ers and sis­ters, please also pray toward what you can give. I will be tak­ing gifts to them funded by SDM. (Sarah DeLane Ministries)

Many who have been arrested feel as though the whole world has for­got­ten them. They are in closed nations where their national media and gov­ern­ment deny there is even a problem.

Will you remem­ber them in prayer?

Please pray with me, right now, that our broth­ers and sis­ters who are being per­se­cuted and tor­mented will find peace in the mid­dle of their night­mare. Pray that the Word of God will spread and that they will “be deliv­ered from wicked and evil people”.

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  • steve gan­non

    Hey there Sarah.  We are Face­book friends.  Stopped in to see your page.  God bless.  Steve Gannon

    • Anony­mous

      Thanks Steve! Bless­ings, SD