Christians must meet secretly in very small groups.
Christians must meet secretly in very small groups.
Apr. 01, 2021 | Afghanistan

Christians Endure Persecution as God's Kingdom Advances

[181] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Christians Reaching the Unsaved.

Christians in Afghanistan continue to face difficulty, discrimination and persecution from family members, radical Islamist groups and the government for their faith in Christ. Workers in the country have asked for prayers regarding our persecuted family and the advancement of God’s kingdom. Pray for our brothers and sisters to experience God’s presence and peace as they endure suffering. Pray for them to persevere in their faith, and to be salt and light to members of their families, communities and government. Pray for mature Christians to be fruitful disciple-makers. Pray also for God’s kingdom to advance throughout each of the country’s provinces and unreached people groups, especially Pashtuns.

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  • Father, You know the plight of Your children. We know You are a faithful, powerful God who will equip them for every difficulty they face. May the power of Your Spirit who lives inside of them empower them to fight the good fight of faith and sustain them through every trial. May those who see them live their faith be transformed in Christ. Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • God, I pray for my Afghan brothers & sisters who are tested on all sides. I pray You will strengthen & encourage them, that they would remain faithful. I pray they will be salt & light in a dark & dreary land, and for their family members to meet the risen Christ. I pray Your word will spread among the unreached groups, especially the Pashtuns.
    Curtis M - USA
  • God, I pray for my Afghan brothers & sisters who are tested on all sides. I pray You will strengthen & encourage them, that they would remain faithful. I pray they will be salt & light in a dark & dreary land, and for their family members to meet the risen Christ. I pray Your word will spread among the unreached groups, especially the Pashtuns.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, the Afghan people, including Your children, have experienced war, chaos, destruction and persecution for many decades with seemingly no end in sight. In the midst of hardships and trials, may our brothers and sisters experience Your presence and peace as they endure suffering. In spite of obstacles and setbacks, may they advance Your kingdom.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord I pray for bold faith and cunning wisdom for believers in the Pashtun region. I pray for mature men and women of faith to be discipling and multiplying their faith among those younger than them. I pray for the government officials to be captivated by the Gospel of Jesus and lighten the persecution. I pray for hope and faith to pour out.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, through their suffering, may these believers have greater fellowship with You and know Christ even more. Give them courage, wisdom, and protection as they live their daily lives. May others see Jesus living through them and be drawn to him. Open doors for your kingdom to come in a greater way to Afghanistan. May you accomplish your will. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Oh Jesus, protect your seedlings! They are each little miracles, growing in such hard and nutrient-deprived soil- show your glory to the world by covering and nourishing these little seedlings from Your very Self, so that one day these seedlings will be great trees, providing life and shade for a flourishing church. You can do this!
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father have mercy. May the light of your grace shine into Afghanistan. May your people their cling to you and find everything they need.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of Afghanistan believers. We ask for Word of God to continue to spread, a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Holy Father,I ask for an extra measure of Your power and strength for Your children as they face persecution. Make their hearts to be strong and bold as they minister to each other and to the lost. May Your Word go out and be planted in hearts of those who need You, so that they can receive Your salvation and Your name be glorified. In Jesus' name,Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God Almighty, grant unto these saints the power to endure hardships and persecution as they evangelize their communities. I pray that may signs, wonders and miracles follow as they preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Ghost. I pray for all these to thy glory O Father, in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!! Amen
    Abraima T - Zimbabwe
  • Heavenly Father, please give these precious saints strength to endure their persecution. I pray the ones persecuting them will be radically saved. I pray you will send angels to protect your faithful children. May they feel Your presence every hour of every day.
    Sheila R - USA
  • Father we pray for your believers in Afghanistan, protect them and guide them. Help them to do your service in peace and with strength. Help your disciples to spread the good news to others. Save many through this ministry. In Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father thank you that you made these beautiful Pakistani people to worship you forever and ever. Grow the number of believers in this land especially the Pashtuns. Deliver them from evil. Lead them not into temptation. Provide for them a daily wage that covers all their needs. May they be salt and light in this dark place.
    Lori R - USA
  • Jesus thank you that you are near to the broken hearted and near to those who are downcast. Lord would you give these faithful followers a revived faith. After encountering you, would they be even more passionate about the God you are and the freedom you have brought them even in the middle of suffering. Jesus thank you with them every step of the way.
    Rachel G - USA
  • God your word said blessed are those who believe yet haven't seen. I thank you for giving Christians in Afghanistan the strength to endure persecutions, and the desire to continue serving you. I pray that as a result of their faithfulness, your kingdom will grow. Meet their needs. Strength their bodies. Protect them. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Lord let revival be unleashed in Afghanistan. Let the dry and hungry soil spring up with springs of living water and rivers of hope as your gospel advances and your kingdom comes to this country. Raise up humble hearts and seeking souls for your Truth. Lead forth in repentance and faith. Bring about salvation in the government and Pashtun people.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Nothing can thwart Your purposes, O God. We pray for the Christians of Afghanistan to persevere in faith and be salt and light in their settings. Raise up fruitful disciple-makers and evangelists who will reach out into all of the provinces and unreached people groups especially to the Pashtuns. Build Your Church among them and send them out to others
    Toni D - USA
  • May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and protect you as you work to advance God's kingdom. I pray that you feel His love and presence in extra measure, and that you feel the love of all your Christian brothers and sisters praying for you from around the world.
    David B - USA
  • Pray for our brothers and sisters to experience God's presence and peace as they endure suffering. Pray for them to persevere in their faith, and to be salt and light to members of their families, communities and government. Pray for mature Christians to be fruitful disciple-makers. Pray also for God's kingdom to advance throughout each of the country.
    Victor I - USA
  • Father, we lift up the church in Afghanistan in their persecution. We pray You will continue to build Your church against which the gates of hell cannot prevail. May the church sense Your Presence and peach as they persevere in the faith. May they witness to all graciously and in Your love and, seeing that, may their neighbors come to desire Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God, surround these believers with Your Holy Presence! Protect them, provide for them, strengthen them and equip them for every good deed! May they be a light in the darkness to bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Chris as their Savior and Lord! I lift the Pashtun people to you for Your drawing to You in Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father God I come to you in Jesus name and I pray for my brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. May you supply all of their needs spiritually, physically & financially. Give them open doors of opportunity to share Jesus with others; give them hope and peace and perseverance. Help them to know how much you love them &may Your kingdom come to Afghanistan.
    Jerry W - USA
  • Lord, may Your Kingdom advance in Afghanistan. May the believers experience Your presence, peace, & protection, & may they hold on to their faith. May they be the salt & light to those around them, & may the mature believers be fruitful disciple-makers. May everyone in Afghanistan be reached by the message of faith, especially the Pashtuns.
    Chiara F - South Africa
  • Dear LORD, thanks be to You for the family of believers in Afghanistan. May the presence of You be undeniable, render peace in all suffering. Keep their eyes on You, persevering in faith. Holy Spirit give right word in each conversation. Bring forth mature Christians for discipleship. Extend Your kingdom throughout all provinces, unreached and Pashtuns
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, thank you for my brother and sisters in Afghanistan. I ask for Your hedge of protection around them. I pray You would strengthen their faith in You, that they would be a bold witness for Jesus. I ask favor and provision that the gospel could go forward and not be hindered. May Holy Spirit be their guide in all things. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • Oh Lord, bear up these Christians who faithfully follow you in a hostile country. Give them shelter, provision, hope, light, and boldness to preach the Gospel. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for my suffering brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. They are desiring to further your kingdom and to be salt and light in a dark world. Please strengthen them in their weakness, comfort them in their trials, bless them with your presence.
    Christa B - USA
  • Lord, what a blessing for us to see the examples of continued faith in the face of persecution. I pray for the safety of those in Afghanistan who are preaching the Gospel and for those who are converting. I pray for their peace and comfort. May they grow in their faith and be examples to those who are in darkness. May Your Kingdom advance! IJN, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • We rejoice Father in Your people in Afghanistan. Each one is precious in Your sight. Keep them faithful to You. Nurture them to love and live for You in gentleness & courage. Soften the hearts of their families & community members that they'll want the one true God & seek You & find You in Christ.
    Carolann P - Canada
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