Christians around the world are suffering persecution for the name of Christ. For many of us in the Western world, Jesus' warning that we will suffer for believing in Him seems only remotely applicable. Most of us live lives of comfort and ease, but let us not forget that our brothers and sisters in places like Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, and North Korea face incredible persecution.<p><p>And let us not only remember their plight, but let us lift them up in prayer, write them letters, and bring their concerns to our church families. Let them know they are not alone.<p><p>We hope that through reading this list your commitment to praying for the persecution church worldwide will be renewed. Pray for believers to stand firm in the faith and pray that God would soften the hearts of these anti-Christian regimes and that breakthroughs would happen.<p><p>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/jordacheir
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