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PRAYER AND PRAISE REPORT IN THE WINTER OF 2011~
4 years ago
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PRAYER AND PRAISE REPORTS!

4 years ago
As the end of 2010 approaches, we want to look back and give thanks to God for all He has done through your partnership with Open Doors this year. Read Full Story >>
4 years ago

Several weeks ago we asked supporters to write letters of encouragement to the victims of the violence targeting the Christian community in Baghdad. In total about 1750 prayer cards and notes of encouragement were received from Open Doors offices worldwide! These letters were combined to create a beautiful 250-page book. Last week it was presented to a Christian leader in Baghdad. Upon receiving the book an Open Door staff member commented, “He was touched. He saw it as an answer to their prayers and a confirmation that they are not forgotten.” On behalf of Christians in Baghdad we thank you for your support in their time of need.

3 years ago

Father, as Christmas draws close, we think of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world who are forbidden to openly celebrate the birth of Jesus. We pray specifically that Christians in Vietnam, Iraq, and North Korea will have opportunities to meet together this Christmas, and that You would protect them as they gather in Your name. We ask that Your love and peace be ever-present and will warm their hearts despite the opposition they face. We thank you that Christ is the Prince of Peace, and even in the midst of horrific circumstances, He reigns over all. And Father, during this time of Christmas celebrations, may the witness of Christian’s worldwide fill the hearts of those who do not yet know You, and that Your presence will be made known to them. Fill them with Your peace and joy…that “every tongue [will] acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” - Phil 2:11. Amen.

Praying with you,

The Prayer Force Team


Standing Storong Through the Storm, A new Devotional by Open Doors

3 years ago
Pastor Dmitry (David) Shestakov was arrested in Andijan, Uzbekistan on Jan. 21, 2007. While he was in a prison labor camp, his wife and his three daughters missed him terribly. Exactly four years later, he was released on Jan. 21, 2011.

Praise God that Pastor Shestakov is now home with his family. Pray for the Shestakovs as they adjust back to life together. Pray also that the church in Andijan will be strengthened.

Your letters on behalf of prisoners do make a difference! Take time to write a letter to another prisoner in Uzbekistan, Tohar Haydarov, using the link below.

http://www.prisoneralert.com/pprofiles/vp_prisoner_205_profile.html

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Dmitry Shestakov
3 years ago

Father, we are in constant awe at Your mighty hand in our world. We ask now for Your protection and comfort over Asia Noreen, as she awaits her appeal. Please give her favor and help her to continue to honor and serve You in the midst of her current death sentence. We also pray that in Tunisia Christians would remain strong and unified and may Your Church grow in strength and numbers during this time of transition. Father we ask today that You would bring stability to that country and the government in particular. Also Father, we thank You for the blessing that the Standing Strong through the Storm leaders seminars have been for the persecuted churches, and may Your gospel continue.

Praying with you,

3 years ago

Dear Donna,

As massive protests in Egypt enter their sixth day, we are growing increasingly concerned. 

We fear that we may have seen this movie before.  When similar protests erupted in Iran in 1979, they were likewise led by middle class merchants and professionals.  Yet radical Islamists led by the Ayatollah Khomeini were the ones who ultimately seized control.  Iran changed from a strong ally of the United States and Israel to a violent enemy of both.  The people of Iran have been subjected to a tyranny too absolute and violent to overthrow. 

The same tragedy could unfold in Egypt.  The Muslim Brotherhood – the radical organization which gave birth to both Al Qaeda and Hamas -- is among the largest opposition forces in Egypt.  If radical Islamists seize control of Egypt, America would lose an ally, and Israel would see its peaceful border with Egypt turned into yet another front of war and conflict.  The Egyptian people would be saddled with a tyranny that could make the present regime seem benign by comparison. 

We therefore ask today for your urgent prayers.  We ask that you pray for the people of Egypt, that they will remain safe during this turbulent time and emerge with greater freedoms than ever before.  And we ask that you pray for Israel.  Let us seek God’s intervention to ensure that whoever wins this power struggle in Egypt will honor the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, not rip it up and open a new front of war.  Let us pray that somehow this unrest will multiply peace and not unleash greater violence. 

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11

 

5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion,
and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day,
and the shining of a flaming fire by night:
for upon all the glory shall be a defense. Isaiah 4:5

To receive up-to-the-minute information on the situation Egypt and critical information concerning Israel and the Middle East please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

With blessings to you and those you love,

Pastor Hagee                            David Brog
National Chairman                     Executive Director
Christians United for Israel         Christians United for Israel

3 years ago

Exactly four years after his arrest Uzbekistan authorities released Pastor Dmitry (David) Shestakov from the Navoi prison. Waiting at the gate where his wife, three daughters and several church members … tears of joy were flowing.
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3 years ago

Father we unite today in prayer asking for a peaceful end to the demonstrations in Egypt; protect your flock and shield them from injury and bloodshed. We ask if there are hidden schemes from those who want to cause harm to the country be thwarted and their intentions exposed. And, if there is a change of power in the government we pray for complete freedom of religion for Egyptian Christians and other minorities. Today we give praise for the release of Pastor Dmitry and give thanks for sustaining his family during his imprisonment. May this time of healing and reunion be sweet; filled with thanksgiving and joy. And Father we stand united as we remember and honor Lao Lia Po's mother, may her life and earthly death bring glory to You. Amen. .

Praying with you,

The Prayer Force Team

Standing Strong Through the Storm, A new Devotional by Open Doors

SOUTH SUDAN PRAISE REPORT~
3 years ago

Nearly 99% of the voters in the January referendum were in favor of dividing Africa's biggest country. By July the world's newest nation will be created and Africa will gain a 54th state. Christians in Sudan voiced their relief and gratitude over the successful completion of the long-awaited referendum. "We wish to deeply thank Christians across the globe for their prayers and our God for answering those prayers."
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3 years ago
Shi Weihan

Location: China
Arrested: November 2007

On June 10, a Chinese court sentenced Christian bookstore owner, Shi Weihan, 38, to three years in prison for "illegal business operations," and given a US$21,975 fine, according to China Aid Association. Shi Weihan operated a legal bookstore and only sold books with the government's approval. His Holy Spirit Trading Company printed Bibles and Christian literature and distributed then freely to local house churches. Weihan was arrested in November 2007 for printing and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature.

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3 years ago

On Feb 9, Chinese Christian bookstore owner Shi Weihan was released from prison. Our prayers have been answered. Praise God!
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3 years ago

 

Double Miracle for Iranian Secret Believer

Christmas Time Was Harvest Time for China

Like many other house churches across China, the members of Kao's fellowship were determined to make the most of the opportunities to share the good news of Jesus this past Christmas season. "We found out that it was possible...

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