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Release International Prayer Shields, Ukraine, Nigeria

Prayers For Our Persecuted Family. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to pray for our persecuted family so we produce a daily prayer shield which gives a specific need that you can pray for each day. You can see today’s prayer, plus those for the last 6 days, below. You can also sign up using the form above to receive our Email Prayer Alert which we send out whenever we become aware of a specific and immediate situation which requires urgent prayer. Children’s Prayer Sheet It’s not only adults who can pray for our persecuted family. Every month we produce a prayer sheet aimed specifically for children. Each sheet has specific activities and prayers which will help children learn more about how persecution affects children in other countries. You can visit our Children’s Prayer Sheet page here.

10 June 2023 – Nigeria Pray for Daniel and seven other members of his community near Miango, Plateau state, Nigeria, who are training for the ministry. Daniel’s older brother, Pastor Matthew, was shot dead by Fulani militants (see Voice magazine page 10).

9 June 2023 – Ukraine Continue to pray for the family of martyred Pentecostal deacon Anatoly Prokopchuk and his son Aleksandr, 19, from Nova Kakhovka in Kherson region, Ukraine. Their bodies were found in a wood in November.

8 June 2023 – Ukraine In Ukraine, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Russian-occupied Luhansk, from which the community has been barred since 2017, was recently seized by Russian military. Pray this house of God will be returned to its owners.

7 June 2023 – Ukraine Pray for the swift return of three Ukrainian church leaders seized by Russian soldiers in the Russian occupied Berdyansk district in Zaporizhzhia late last year. Their whereabouts are unknown.

6 June 2023 – Ukraine Thank God for Pastor ‘Ivan’ and his wife ‘Viktoria’ who stayed to serve their community in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine during the Russian invasion last year. Ivan was imprisoned and tortured but survived.

5 June 2023 – Ukraine Praise God for the witness to gratitude of Pastor Sergei and his church in eastern Ukraine (see Voice magazine, pages 16-18). He says: ‘We are learning to be thankful to the Lord for light and water… and not being shelled!’

4 June 2023 – Nigeria God of all hope, we pray for Release International partners who train pastors and church leaders to share the gospel with those who oppose them. Thank You for their courage and love. Thank You for many who have already come to faith as a result. We pray that You will continue to protect and grow this ministry. May Your kingdom come in north and central Nigeria.

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