Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Prayer Map for Restricted Nations and Hostile Areas

Areas where Christian persecution merits the attention and assistance of The Voice of the Martyrs has been identified and defined in two categories:

Restricted Nation and Hostile Area.

Restricted Nation -

This includes countries where government policy or practice prevents Christians from obtaining Bibles or other Christian literature. Also included are countries with government-sanctioned circumstances or anti-Christian laws that lead to Christians being harassed, imprisoned, killed or deprived of possessions or liberties because of their witness.

Hostile Area -

This includes large areas in nations where governments consistently attempt to provide protection for the Christian population, but Christians are victims of violence because of their witness.

For more information about countries where Christian persecution exists, please visit www.persecution.com.

Please remember to pray for the salvation of leaders and radicals in countries where the persecution of Christians is common. Pray also for the Christians in these areas, who face hardships and dangers simply because they profess faith in Jesus Christ.

"Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also." Hebrews 13:3

A prayer map is included in each January issue of the VOM newsletter to raise awareness of areas in the world where Christians are suffering for their faith. You can order additional copies of the VOM prayer map or request the 2011 Persecuted Church Global Report by calling (800) 747-0085. You can also order online at www.persecution.com. - January, 2011

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