This week we received this prayer request from our fellow brother, Pastor Simon Peter Kaleem in Lahore Pakistan:
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST.
Christian colony in Peshawar Pakistan is under attack of a group of terrorists. There is a cross firing going on between police and terrorists. Please remember our brother’s and sisters in your prayers
As many prayed, God granted mercy with this attack being caught in its early stages. But this is the daily reality of our brothers and sisters in Pakistan. The Bible tells us to pray as if it were us when we ask for help.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.
How would it be if our phone rang this morning and we received a message that our church was under attack, that someone had set off a bomb in the Sunday school building, that some of our families had been killed at a park? How would we react? How would we pray?
These are not hypothetical circumstances for the Pakistani church. These are the exact things that have happened over just the last few years, and yet they continue going to church, working to help the needy and sharing the love of Christ. The Bible tells us we are one body, one family and one church. These are their children, will you pray with them today?
Last year a bomb was attached to one wall of the building and it fell one of the children in the Sunday school breaking his leg. Later the rest of the walls fell and the church needed to be rebuilt. Here is a part of the story from the ministry Mercy Angels Pakistan. Please pray…
Praying for the Church building construction. We have completed its foundation with the material that we had of the old building. Now we are praying for the provision of God for the resources. We all standing on the faith and trusting in the LORD for a great miracle for the construction of this church. Our Sunday school children are praying and fasting for this church building. I invite my friends, brothers and sisters to pray with us and this is an opportunity for you as well to share the blessing that God has given to you. We believe in the promises of God and we believe the rewards that God will give to them who share their blessings. Please don’t forget us and keep praying….Hallelujah….
Visit Mercy Angels Pakistan for full story and photos
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
The Bible tells us that it is God who will feed the birds.our job is to feed children. Today, In the United Stated, according to Wikipedia, we spend 3 billion dollars a year feeding wild birds.
As the prayer of Saint Francis admonishes us, ” God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can.”
We may only have resources to feed one child, but that one child’s life may be changed forever! Visit Supplying Seeds Ministry on Facebook to learn more.
Sewing Centers in Pakistan
If a fellow man or woman has no clothes to wear and nothing to eat, and one of you say, “Good luck to you I hope you’ll keep warm and find enough to eat”, and yet give them nothing to meet their physical needs, what on earth is the good of that? James 2:16
Supplying Seeds Ministry with whom I have worked has been in Pakistan now for several years. One project that has been vital to reaching villages is the sewing centers established in small villages. These give training and opportunity for women to improve their own lives as well as the lives of their children. Anyone beginning to think about a Christmas offering to a cause linked with the heart of God could not do better.
Last night we were at the church and our hearts were gripped by the images and persecution of our brothers and sisters in Pakistan. One child in a separate attack was injured when the wall of his Sunday school fell in on him. Someone had put two small bombs on the wall and when they exploded it fell in on a class room full of small children.
The attack in Peshawar has made the news around the world but in Pakistan it is every month that attacks and persecution have become a part of their everyday life.
Here we can only pray, but Jesus has promised us that if even two or three are gathered together in His name He will be with us. When we come together as one family in Christ and intercede for the family in Pakistan, OUR GOD HEARS.
Who will join with us in prayer today?
Psalm 55:17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice
As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. Acts 7:59-60
Dedicated to those killed today as the worshipped at All Saints Church in Pakistan