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Sunday, after the elections, what will your church do?

November 11 is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

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Our country is about to elect or reelect a president and the nation is politically divided. You might have witnessed it even within your family or church.

This can be overcome because there is something on which we can agree…we are each an important member of the body of Christ and delight in standing together regarding the things on His heart.

Galatians 6:10 reminds us that His desires are for us to first care for the household of faith. Well, today over 100 million members of the family of God are being persecuted.

Young people imprisoned, pastors beaten, churches burned, hundreds of thousands of families displaced, all because they decided to follow Jesus.

You might expect that their first prayer request is to change their circumstances. But it’s not. They want us to pray that their faith remains strong… in spite of their circumstances. In harmony with God’s heart, their desire is to tell their families and friends about the love of Jesus Christ.

Stand with them on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Sunday, November 11, so that they can change their world with the gospel of Christ.

Be One With Them.

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