Prayer Points

Christians are ill-treated, intimidated, bullied, discriminated against, unfairly accused and arrested, imprisoned, tortured or even killed in many countries. Persecution can come from within their own family or community and often it is a systematic hostility from political or religious institutions.

We are called to stand in the gap for all of those who have been imprisoned, bereaved, separated from their loved ones or attacked for following Jesus, but it can be hard and overwhelming to know what to pray for for them.

Here are some Prayer Points to help to you intercede on their behalf of persecuted Christians:

Pray for Prisoners

  • For a strong faith and perseverance despite the difficult circumstances
  • For knowledge that God is present with them and they are not forgotten
  • For comfort, peace and hope from God
  • For fellowship with other Christian prisoners and their witness to prison guards
  • For justice to prevail
  • For their release

Pray for Prisoners’ Families

  • For help with coping with loneliness and loss
  • For provision for the family with reduced income
  • For protection from psychological or emotional harm and bitterness
  • For a real and ongoing experience of God’s love and care
  • For protection from attack

Pray for Prisoners who have been released

  • For the restoration of their lives
  • For return to full health – physical, emotional and spiritual
  • For healing from any trauma they have experienced
  • For blessing of the family relationships and bonding after absence

Pray for Christians experiencing Persecution

  • For protection and safety from attacks
  • For financial provision for families who are being discriminated against
  • For courage, sustenance and strength through the Holy Spirit
  • For support and encouragement via TV, Internet and Social Media
  • Against isolation

For more ideas what you can pray for persecuted Christians, we provide several other Prayer Resources to help you.