Local Prayer Point

The core of the Christmas message is love. “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

(Romans 5:8, ESV)

 

Please pray for Southeast Christian Church.

 

Specifically, please pray:

  • That we would be able to feel God’s presence and know that we are loved more than we could ever imagine. 
  • That we would love others the way that Jesus loves us.

Global Prayer Point

Sixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released.


Nearly 200 Christians have reportedly been arrested since May 2017. “What makes this persecution different is that whole families are now being arrested,” a Voice of the Martyrs contact said. “Whereas in the past most were picked up at Bible studies or Christian services, now believers are being arrested at their homes.


Because of the arrests, more than 30 children have been left without parents or guardians and the security police are monitoring them to make sure they do not get support from the Christian community.”


Please pray for:

  • Ask the Lord to pour out His abundant provision for the children affected.
  • Intercede for those in prison who are living in harsh conditions; may they be granted the courage, strength and hope they need to endure.
  • Pray for these believers to have opportunities to minister to one another in the faith.
  • Pray for the authorities in Eritrea. Ask God to work miraculously in the hearts of many to bring repentance, compassion and true faith.