TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.—2 Cor. 12:9-10 (ESV)
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.—Matt. 24:14 (ESV)
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands …—Rev. 7:9 (ESV)
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Pray that persecuted Christ-followers would encounter the sufficiency of God’s grace like never before.
2. Pray that persecutors would stop and would come to accept Jesus Christ, as Saul of Tarsus did.
3. Ask God to transform the systems, regimes, empires and beliefs that support or allow persecution.
4. Intercede for the 3.2 billion people in 7,400 people groups who are still unreached. Ask the Lord to call and send believers to cross barriers and borders with the gospel message.