There are clear indications that in several nations there is an increase of greater animosity against Christianity. Among them are Indonesia, Pakistan, Somalia, Algeria and Egypt. There are more.
The effect is that Christians suffer more and must operate “deeper” underground. Businesses, churches and private homes are being burned down. Christians are being beaten, and women and especially young girls are forced into marriages with Muslim men.
But the “upside” is that more Muslim and more radicals are walking away from Islam because of the violence and death that they see that are caused by radical Islam.
- Pray that laws will be implemented and enforced that will give Christians more freedom to worship and to live in peace.
- Pray for the protection of Christians and not to be silenced in their witness about Jesus.