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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  January 2017

 LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

Remember to Pray for Persecuted Christians

Remember to Pray for Persecuted Christians

The Bible prophesied that Satan would persecute us in an attempt to hinder our ministry. (Joh 15:20; Re 12:17) How can we help fellow Christians who are suffering persecution in other lands? We can pray for them. “A righteous man’s supplication has a powerful effect.”Jas 5:16.

What can we pray for? We can ask Jehovah to give our brothers and sisters courage and to help them not to be afraid. (Isa 41:10-13) We can also pray for the authorities to be favorably disposed toward the preaching work, “so that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life.”1Ti 2:1, 2.

When Paul and Peter were persecuted, the first-century Christians prayed for them by name. (Ac 12:5; Ro 15:30, 31) Even if we do not know the names of all those being persecuted today, could we mention their congregation, country, or region?

Write down lands where there are persecuted Christians you want to pray for.