PRAYER POINTS– this week comes from Open Doors Prayer Diary.
SUNDAY 8 March – International Women’s Day. Open Doors research has revealed that many Christian women are persecuted for both their faith and gender. Yet their suffering often goes unseen. Pray that Open Door’s See Change campaign will draw attention to this issue and enable these women to be seen, valued and empowered.
MONDAY 9 March – Uganda. Aisha’s husband divorced her when she became a Christian. Her stepson conspired with Muslim leaders to chase her from her home and business and assaulted her children. Ask God to provide for Aisha and her children and pray for healing from high blood pressure brought on by stress.
TUESDAY 10th March – Ivory Coast. When Mariam (42) converted to Christ, her husband divorced her and her daughter (8) was forcibly removed by relatives. She was chased from her home leaving her destitute. Pray for the local church supporting her and ask God to give her hope despite her circumstances.
WEDNESDAY 11th March – East Africa. Amina (not her real name) is a believer from a Muslim background who feels called to share the gospel with other women in her community and to disciple new believers. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and protect her, and equip her as she cares for these women’s practical and spiritual needs.
THURSDAY 12th March – India. Pray for Sunita (not her real name), a widow with four children who has been rejected by her family because of her faith in Jesus. Ask God to comfort and provide for her and her family.
FRIDAY 13th March – Nepal. Pray for Christian women in Nepal who face persecution from their family. Many are beaten, rejected and not allowed to go to church. Ask God to strengthen these women in their faith, and use them to bring their families to know Jesus.
SATURDAY 14th March – China. In June we asked you to pray for Joyce, a believer from a Muslim background who was prevented from returning to her home and family after being released from a re-education camp. Give thanks that, after two years of isolation, she has been given permission to move back to her city! Pray for spiritual and emotional healing as she is reunited with her family.