International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians: "Over 340 million Christians are persecuted or oppressed"

“I think it's easy to pray that this will stop. But that's not their prayer. Their prayer is Lord, help us to be faithful despite suffering. "

Sunday November 7 will be the international day of prayer for persecuted Christians. This day, which has been around for over 20 years, marks an opportunity to focus in prayer for Christians who experience discrimination and persecution because of their faith in Jesus.

Interviewed by CBN News, David Curry, president of the defense organization Open Doors USA, recalled that "more than 340 million Christians are persecuted or oppressed because of their faith in Jesus". According to him, it is a “spiritual struggle”.

Todd nettleton, from The Voice of the Martyrs, explains that when he meets persecuted Christians, they always ask him to pray for them.

“My colleagues and I here at The Voice of the Martyrs often go to sit with persecuted Christians. We ask them, 'How can we help you? How can Christians in places like the United States, in freer countries help? ' The first thing they say is 'Pray for us'. "

For him, “it is easy to pray that this will stop”, but he affirms that this is not the prayer of these persecuted Christians.

“I think it's easy to pray that this will stop. But that's not their prayer. Their prayer is Lord, help us to be faithful despite suffering. Despite the persecution. So, I think it's an important thing for us to pray with them that God will encourage them and allow them to stay faithful. "

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