Persecution & Prayer Alert

"Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted."
~ Matthew 5:4 ESV
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A group of women praying together.
Ask God to give Sri Lankan Christians wisdom and favour when dealing with opposing community members.

After a member of the Grama Missionary Church in Karukkamunai, Sri Lanka, passed away, the family arranged for a funeral to be held at the public cemetery on September 27th. However, a local public official, along with other members of the community, intervened and refused to allow the family to hold a Christian funeral.

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Men carrying the casket of a slain believer.
Christian funerals have become far too common in Nigeria.
Photo: Evangelical Church Winning All Nigeria

On September 26th, a group of gunmen raided a church in Gavaciwa, Kaduna State, and opened fire in the midst of the worship service. One worshipper, Nasiru Abdullahi, was killed as a result of the violence and, in the aftermath of the invasion, numerous other believers were rushed to the hospital with injuries.

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Apollo Burns Hospital
Apollo Burns Hospital
Photo: Wikimedia / Burn & Trauma Research Center (cc)

On August 11th, Nitish Kumar – a Christian teenager from northern India's Bihar state – was attacked with acid, leaving much of his body with severe burns. For more on the incident, view this report.

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