Once persecuted for their faith in Ukraine, Christians now pray for the persecuted around the world.
Once persecuted for their faith in Ukraine, Christians now pray for the persecuted around the world.
Sep. 23, 2016 | Ukraine

Pray for Formerly Persecuted Christians Now Supporting Other Believers

[242] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Formerly Persecuted Christians.

Christians in Ukraine who once faced persecution by their own government and the Communist Party are now reaching out to other persecuted believers. VOM’s sister organization in Ukraine publishes materials in the Russian language and receives many requests for newsletters and other materials that share the stories of Christians who are persecuted for their faith. One reader in Ukraine said the materials had helped her realize “there are also modern day heroes of the faith, like the ones I read about in books of martyrs.” She added that the material from VOM sources had helped her understand the importance of prayer for the persecuted church. Please pray for these formerly persecuted Christians who now want to help support other persecuted believers.

Write your own prayer for Formerly Persecuted Christians

  • Lord, send your love to the Ukraine. Send your continued healing to survivors turned encouragers and evangelizers. Send perseverance. Send faith. And do the same for me.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • We rejoice in You, Lord Jesus for these survivors of persecution who are now faithful prayer partners of the same persecuted brethren. Encourage them more to be steadfast in their reaching out to others thru their personal prayers. Then let them spread Your joy to others as we pray with them. Your joy is our joy Lord.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Through our own trials we learn comfort by which we can comfort others through You the God of All Comfort. How encouraging to hear of these Ukrainian believers who want to share with others who have been persecuted. Give them all that is necessary to help others. May we all have this heart and mind.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear GOD & FATHER JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9.6) Please give everyone the wisdom to ask for the HOLY SPIRIT (LUKE 11:13) as well as YOUR wisdom (JAMES 1:5), AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Thank you for how these Ukrainian brothers & sisters are supporting the persecuted Church. May they continue to do so, with more power & faithfulness than ever. May a revival begin in Eastern Europe that changes the face of that region. Help your Church in the West to be convicted by their faith & to follow their example.
    Hilary A - USA
  • Thank YOu Father for those Christians in Ukraine who are now ministering to others. Provide materials for those formerly persecuted Christians and use Your word to bring about a harvest among those who read the newsletters,and other materials that acquaint people with the stories of others who have suffered for their faith. May they be encouraged.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Thank you God for these servants that are willing to pray for our suffering brothers and sisters in You. Provide strength and spiritual might for their prayers. Help us as a church to bring honor to your name!
    Cheryl H - USA
  • Thank You Dadi for these formally persecuted Christians who now have taken the role of reaching other persecuted Christians.Bless their efforts LORD, cause their endeavors to be fruitful.As they collaborate with VOM LORD open doors which no man can shut for them and prosper Your work through them in Jesus name Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord, bless the Christians for their faithfulness in praying for other persecuted believers. Meet all of their needs according to Your riches and glory in Christ Jesus. May they be led by the Holy Spirit in all of their prayers and may their prayers be answered according to Your Will. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Anne S - USA
  • Lord God , surround and protect our brothers and sisters there in the Ukraine from the harm satan would bring against them. Use them to help those persecuted to be strenthened in thier faith to have the gospel preached ,shared and spread in a great way there. Thank you for what you have done and are going to do Lord, in jesus name !
    Dean B - USA
  • Bless the obedience of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine for their faithfulness to serving the body of Christ. I ask that you would use these materials to bless and further your Kingdom. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Jehovah Tehillati You are the God of our praise. We thank You that these who have suffered persecution on Your behalf are sharing with others. Blessed be God who comfort us in all tribulations that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble by the comfort we have been comforted. Strengthen, embolden, encourage them all. To God be the Glory
    barbara w - USA
  • Father God, I pray again for these formerly persecuted Christians who are praying for their fellow sufferers in Christ. May they now have all they need to be a help to others. Keep them and strengthen them as they exhibit true Christian brotherhood. Please bless all of Yours who truly love. In Jesus's Name. Thank God. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Wow Lord,thank You for the faithfulness of those who have suffered for You and for their compassion for others. Give to them opportunity to encourage and mentor those who are now suffering as well. Please encourage and fuel their faith with more confidence in You and Your sovereignty. Thank You they have not become bitter and continue to serve You now.
    susan w - USA
  • Father, I ask You strengthen their resolve to minister to their brethren. Send them resources of Your Word to comfort and teach. Let us all, your children, lift our voices to You in praise as You put love for one another in our hearts. Amen.
    Lisa W - USA
  • Father, I ask You strengthen their resolve to minister to their brethren. Send them resources of Your Word to comfort and teach. Let us all, your children, lift our voices to You in praise as You put love for one another in our hearts. Amen.
    Lisa W - USA
  • Father, thank You for our formerly persecuted Ukranean brothers and sisters who are compelled to faithfully love and serve those who are in the midst of the fiery trial. I pray these resource materials will continue to reach those who need them most and provide encouragement to live a God honoring life that glorifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank you, mighty GOD for the fire you ignite in those who have suffered greatly that DRIVES them out in the strength of YOUR SPIRIT to comfort and support those suffering the same attacks that are meant to stop the message of CHRIST from going forward. GREATER ARE YOU! Continue that work you have put inside them all for Your glory, Amen!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord- I thank you for these dear people who are able to use their own experiences to help lift up others. Continue to give them wisdom as they reach out and let those receiving the encouragement to be lifted up. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • for all the formerly Persecuted Christians to experience great understanding and strength from YOU , Our FATHER
    Teresa H - USA
  • Thank you Lord for these brothers and sisters of mine, who have gone through the darkness and emerged from it with their faith intact. Thank you for protecting them from the hand of enemy, and sheltering them. And now they are bending down to help their fellow siblings, going through what they went through. Thank you Lord! Bless them eternally!
    David D - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faithfulness of these Christians, who are now helping and encouraging other Christians. Please continue to help them to do this - given them Your favor and Your blessing as they continue to reach out.
    Roma K - USA
  • God, you give your comfort so we can comfort others in turn. Thank you for these believers who have not forgotten those in difficult situations. Give them wisdom for the best ways to help, and may many be encouraged to stand strong for you because of their testimony.
    Jackie V - USA
  • I thank you God for these people who have bravely come against evil. Remind them daily that we walk by faith and not by sight. That no weapon formed against them shall prevail. And that the gospel will spread like wild fire 🔥 Because of them ! Give peace and joy ! Amen .
    Jenny L - USA
  • Lord please bless these formerly persecuted Christians. Please never let their passion for Jesus our great King die out. Please hear they're prayers and help them to help the persecuted. Lord you are God of everything. Please let that truth sink deep into your persecuted Church. Thank you Lord!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for the enduring faith of Ukrainian Christians, despite government persecution. Continue to encourage them in prayer for other Christians persecuted for their faith, joining the ranks of the modern day heroes of the faith they admire as they help support their persecuted brethren around the world. In your name I pray, Amen!
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear Father in Jesus Name we ask that You will guide & direct these formerly persecuted Christians so that they can bring others to You through Jesus our Lord Bless & protect them & their families Bless & protect all people & animals in this life Remove all doubts & fears from all Forgive us our sins Help us love & be grateful to You for all good Amen
    Lynn J - USA
  • God, you know what each of us need to be sustained in the places and positions you put us in. I pray that we and these workers would rejoice and rest in knowing that you hold us all and nothing is beyond you. You hold us all in our individual situations and as a body of believers. I pray you would stir our hearts and direct out attention Jesus
    Kayla S - USA
  • We worship you, Father, for creating a Body and indwelling us! Thank you for changing us so that we fix our eyes on you instead of on ourselves. It's wonderful to hear of our Ukranian brothers and sisters and their concern for other persecuted believers. We join them in their prayers for those who suffer for your great Name.
    Brenda M - USA
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