Prayer Need'S ARCHIVE

  • It has been one year since Islamic rebels took control of the city of Raqqa, Syria. This month, they have forced 20 Christian leaders to sign a “protection agreement,” that requires Christians to pay a jizya (submission) tax or else be considered enemy warriors. They have destroyed crosses and church bells, replacing them with black […]

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  • What happens when top Pakistani officials promise to bring their nation more in line with Sharia law? Increased violence against Christians and greater apathy from law enforcement to see justice done. Right now, Christians in Islamabad are finding they have no voice to protest Islamic aggression. In Okara, Pakistan, a group of believers began building […]

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  • If, while in Khartoum, you look out across to the western banks of the Nile River, you will see the city of Omdurman, the industrial and economic heart of Sudan. And if the Islamist-backed government has its way, Omdurman will be a city without churches. Recently, Sudanese authorities stormed Pastor Nalu’s church while he was […]

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  • Rashid Mehmood, a lawyer from a wealthy Muslim family, encountered Christ in 2005. His whole life changed, and the 33-year-old became a Christian preacher. His family was furious, but Rashid continued to proclaim that Jesus is the Son of the living God. On December 26, 2013, Rashid was killed when the driver of a car […]

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  • Last month, five Christians were hospitalized after two suspected members of Abu Sayyaf threw a grenade into a church in Zamboanga city. Since the 1990’s, Islamist violence has been on the rise in the southern Philippines, driven in large part by members of Islamic terror groups like Abu Sayyaf (Islamic Movement). These groups want to […]

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  • Born a Muslim like his father and grandfather before him, Ali Touahir knew his decision to leave Islam and follow Christ was a serious one. A friend, whose conduct had always impressed Ali, had given him a New Testament and the words burned in his heart. Soon, Ali was attending church, and on December 29, […]

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  • Lawrence Kadenge, age 59, served as an assistant pastor at his church in Mombasa, a coastal city in Kenya. On February 2, Lawrence was martyred while inside the church building. Before the murder, according to Morning Star News, one of Lawrence’s neighbors overhead a man tell another man, “Make sure you have killed him—he has […]

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  • According to International Christian Concern, violence against Christians—and anyone who speaks up for Christians—is on the rise in Bangladesh, especially as Islamic militants seek to gain power politically. Last month, on January 7th, four Muslims attacked a Christian home in the village of Bagra Gram. Armed with knives, Dudu Kha and his three brothers beat […]

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  • Imagine coming out of your church on Sunday to a mob of 200 Muslims demanding that you never worship there again. That is what happened on December 1st to Pastor Titus and his church in West Java. The next week, the mob had more than doubled. The Muslims claimed that the church, located in a […]

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  • Faith Usman knows the ache of loss and loneliness in a way most 29-year-olds can hardly imagine. In 2002, her husband Davou was gunned down by Muslim herdsmen. She was left a widow with one small son. Two years later, God blessed her with a marriage to another godly man, Kore Usman. A month ago, […]

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