Each week during Lent, we ask our supporters to set aside time to pray for one of six Christians who are in prison because of their faith in Christ.
For each prisoner Church in Chains publishes a Prayer Profile which includes details of their arrest and sentence, their family and church, latest news and prayer points. The Prayer Profile will be available on this website, via our weekly email and on Facebook.
Prayer Profiles are also featured in the Spring issue of Church in Chains magazine and an A3 poster showing the six prisoners is available for display. You can order these at email@example.com.
The prisoners for the 2020 Lent Prayer Project are (from top left to bottom right): Wang Yi (China), Leah Sharibu (Nigeria), Kim Jong Uk (North Korea), Meron Gebreselasie (Eritrea), Mahrokh Kanbari (Iran) and Sawan Masih (Pakistan)
We will also produce a Junior Lent Prayer Project for Sunday schools, children’s clubs and families. It contains a small poster as well as material for teachers, leaders or parents to introduce children to the concept of persecution. It features the same six prisoners and includes an age-appropriate version of their stories and a prayer for each one. Let’s all share the importance of remembering the persecuted with the children in our lives!
In 2019 we prayed for the prisoners below: