Pray for Chinese Pastor Zhang Shaojie of Nanle County Christian Church who has been transferred to a different prison in Henan province to carry out the remaining five years of his 12-year sentence for alleged fraud.
Chinese officials have taken advantage of the pandemic to accelerate their crackdown on the church. Pray that God’s people will be strengthened in their faith and draw deeply on His Word.
Since the Easter Sunday attack on them, members of St Sebastian’s Church, Negombo, have held services under armed guard. Pray that Sri Lanka will witness a new era of religious freedom where such protection is not needed.
Judges in Sri Lanka recently ordered the release of ten suspects held in connection with the 2019 bombings. Pray for justice for all those who died.
Sri Lankan Christians say they have been strengthened by the outpouring of love from the global church following the 2019 attacks. Pray that the global church will be known for the love that binds us together.
In Sri Lanka, survivors of the Easter Sunday attack on Zion Church, Batticaloa, where 31 people died, resumed worship services the week after the blast. Thank God for their strong faith and courage.
As we celebrate our risen Lord today, let’s pray that His resurrection will be made manifest in the lives of those who have suffered for their faith, including our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka.