the privilege of standing alongside

We spend a lot of time praying for nations and the precious individuals behind big numbers that we will never meet but are known and treasured by God. We see this is an incredible privilege.


But we also stand alongside some precious individuals who are known to us, and deeply loved. For who they are. And for the comfort and security they lay down  to share the gospel and/or work for justice. We count it a privilege to pray for and with them and to encourage them whenever we can.

It is because of our heart for these people – and the ones like them that you know personally – that we have written our new prayers interceding for protection for people in dangerous situations and nations.

Today, we are joining people all over the world in giving thanks for the life and example of Nelson Mandela – who devoted his life to the message and demonstration of courage, hope and reconciliation. His passion for justice changed South Africa and has proclaimed to people from many more nations again and again that world-change is possible.

It is a fitting day to remember others who the world hasn’t heard of who are involved in the same kind of fight.

And to publish these prayers for their protection and strengthening as they live and work the same message.

We hope you will find them helpful in praying for loved ones, friends, missionary-links, persecuted Christians…

Today in morning worship, as well as giving thanks and praying for our brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted for their faith and their work for the gospel of peace, we also spent time writing Christmas cards to them.

We never underestimate the power of encouragement – please join us and Christian Solidarity Worldwide in this ministry.

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