Suffering Church Sunday

November 4th, 2012 is Suffering Church Sunday. This is an event promoted by the organization Barnabas Aid to raise awareness about the plight of Christians around the world. Christians are being murdered, raped, tortured, robbed, imprisoned, burned to death, and driven from their homes and even their countries right now.

In Western countries we enjoy such freedom that we might be oblivious to what our fellow human beings are going through for their faith elsewhere in the world, especially when the mainstream media rarely covers these events. This is an opportunity to tell the world what is happening to our brothers and sisters in the faith. Purely as a human rights issue we shouldn’t stand for this; how much more, as believers, are we called to stand up for what’s right? We are, regardless of our different denominations, a family.

Barnabas Aid is also asking Christians worldwide to set apart a time on November 1st to pray for the those who are being persecuted. Prayer, in my view, is opening up a window and inviting God into a situation. May millions of us take a stand this November 1st and 4th on behalf of human rights and the horrors Christians suffer to make a difference that will echo in eternity.



Prayer knows no boundaries of time or space, no limits of age or distance. Prayer is simply our link to the heart of God and to people’s lives all over the world. Never underestimate what prayer can do in the short run or the long haul. Don’t give up. Keep praying. –Dennis and Barbara Rainey


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