Suffering Church Awareness and Prayer Service


November 1, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Church of the Holy Spirit
12121 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK


When Christians are persecuted, it is often children who suffer most acutely. They are easy targets for violence or injustice. Christian children are often subject to aggression at school, discrimination in exams and pressure to convert to the majority religion. Also, children are most vulnerable where Christians are caught in the middle of a conflict. For example, earlier this month Barnabas aid reported on the hardships of Christian children in Syria; they are malnourished, sick, traumatized, bereaved and helpless as a result of the current civil war.

As conditions worsen for persecuted Christian minorities, especially in the wake of the growing strength of Islamism since the “Arab Spring”, Christian children will need to be courageous in the years ahead. In many ways, this is also true of Christian young people in the West, who need to stand firm in their faith at a time when it is being publicly undermined and marginalized. They too need our prayer and support.

Last year thousands of Christians around the world united in prayer for the suffering Church on November 1, with events taking place in at least 36 countries. This year the day will be focused on children and young people. A dedicated prayer guide featuring examples and prayer needs of Christian children across the world  is available for free.