Prayer of mourning
We know that mourning is a common experience for persecuted Christians and so we continue to pray for those suffering as a result of persecution. Thank you that all who know and love the Lord Jesus are caught up in his victory over death.
‘Where O death is your victory? Where O death is your sting?’
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Pray for North Korean defectors and Release International partner Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) Korea who are working on a new Bible translation designed to be accessible to ordinary Koreans (see Voice magazine, page 19).
Lift to the Lord the nation of North Korea and its leaders: pray in faith that the people of the ‘hermit kingdom’ will open their hearts to God.
Ask God to guide Christian leaders in Burkina Faso, amid the violence and uncertainty. Pray that they will hear His voice and see His hand at work.
Church leaders in Burkina Faso believe jihadist attacks are an attempt to destroy longstanding peaceful relationships between Christians and Muslims. Pray that both faith groups will resist this provocation.
In Burkina Faso, armed jihadists destroyed part of St Kisito de Bougui Christian boarding school in February, warning they would kill anyone who returned to the school. Pray for the 146 children on its roll and its teaching staff.