samedi 26 juillet 2014


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Meriam Ibrahim and Family Safe in Italy
7/24/2014 Sudan (World Watch Monitor) 

ICC has learned that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old mother of two and wife to an American citizen sentenced to death by a Sudanese court in May for her Christian faith, was cleared for travel late Wednesday and is now safely in Italy with her family. Thursday morning-accompanied by Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli-Meriam, her husband Daniel Wani, and two children, Martin and Maya, deplaned at Rome's Ciampino airport.

  • Praise God for His provision and traveling mercies over Meriam and her family
  • Pray Meriam's Muslim family will receive the Word of Christ for salvation
  • Pray for Meriam's strength and healing while she and her family take refuge in Italy 

USA: Religious Freedom Under Threat in New Presidential Employment Order?

7/21/2014 United States (The Christian Post)

On July 21, President Obama signed an executive order that banned employment discrimination based upon gender identity and sexual orientation within businesses and organizations that have federal contracts.  In a letter to the President, Christian figures such as Rick Warren and Andy Couch called for a strong religious exemption to be included in the order.  This request was denied, which has prompted strong reactions from both secular and religious organizations alike, both praising and denouncing him for his decision.  

  • Pray President Obama will amend his order and include the rights of religion
  • Pray Christians will continue to be proactive in defending our freedom of conscience in the workplace
  • Pray the leaders of the United States will seek Christ diligently, receiving His instruction in wisdom and knowledge

After 2,000 Years, the Last Christian is Forced to Leave Mosul
7/21/2014 Iraq (Breitbart)

At noon this past Saturday, the last Christian was reported to have left Mosul, Iraq. Forced out of their homes by the Islamic State, Iraqi Christians fled from Mosul to escape execution or forced conversion. The Christian community of Mosul stretches back 2,000 years with a rich history of the early Church and developing faith that now stretches to all corners of the globe. Many families were forced to leave with just the clothes on their backs. Left with nothing, these Iraqi Christians begin the search for a safe community to avoid the increasing persecution throughout the Middle East.

  • Pray for the immediate return of Christians to Mosul
  • Pray God will deliver His people and lands from the hand of the enemy
  • Pray for the spiritual renewal of our brothers and sisters in Iraq as they endure persecution for their faith in our Almighty God

Church in India Attacked, Pastor and Faithful Beaten
7/19/2014 India (AsiaNews) 

Hindu extremist group, Bajrang Dal, disrupted a bible study session at the Pentecostal Church of Nazarene, assaulting members, and the pastor RC Paul and his young daughter. They destroyed the cross on top of the church replacing it with a Hindutva flag. The police arrived 2 hours after the incident, releasing 12 of the 14 assailants.

  • Pray Pastor Paul, his daughter and the congregation will receive the physical and spiritual healing of our faithful Lord Jesus Christ 
  • Pray God's swift hand of justice will protect His children and bring failure to the enemy of His living Word
  • Pray the members of the church and community will continue to stand in the name of Christ 


Will Chinese Christian Lawyer Gao Zhisheng be Free after Serving 8-year Sentence?
7/18/2014 China (RFA)

Gao Zhisheng, a Christian human rights lawyer in China, was tortured and imprisoned for defending religious minorities.  Gao Zhisheng is supposed to finish serving his 8-year sentence by August, 2014 (three years in prison and five years' probation). Zhisheng's family asked to pick him up from prison, but was told that "the prison would need to communicate with Beijing first." 

  • Pray Gao Zhisheng and his family will be released immediately 
  • Pray for God's anointing merciful love and spiritual healing to come upon His imprisoned children in China and their families in comfort and strength
  • Pray for the revival of the Gospel in China to continue to burn strong, in Jesus name 

Calling for Gaza Ceasefire, Holy Land Bishop Rues More Christian Migration
7/18/2014 Israel (Ecumenical News)

Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Munib A. Younan has called for a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestine, condemning both sides. He's afraid the current violence may force more Palestinian Christians to emigrate leaving the holy land without God's people. Younan said, "And what is the Holy Land without its Christians?


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