AFGHANISTAN: Front-Line Worker Requests Prayer for Christians and Taliban

30 May 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021, life for Christians is difficult. Most Afghan Christians fled, but some remained. “It is very challenging for normal Afghan people and very, very hard for Christians,” a front-line worker shared.

“Persecution has escalated from the government, local religious authorities, family, and community, and it is still escalating.” Remaining Christians struggle with isolation, but some cautiously reach out. “Our Afghan brothers and sisters feel pressure, like sheep among wolves, but the desperation there is leading to opportunities for them to share ‘God stories’ that can lead to conversations about Christ.

Pray for the Taliban,” the front-line worker added. “They are fighters, not governors. Pray that they will lead by peace, do what’s good for the country and that they will come to Christ.”

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    Pray for Afghan believers, that they will not live in fear but will seek and receive God’s peace.

    Pray for all ministry activities in Afghanistan. That they would be conducted with wisdom and discernment. Pray for the protection of those bold enough to share the gospel with their neighbours.

    Pray for the Taliban. Ask the Lord to bring revelation, conviction and repentance. Pray they will govern in fairness and peace.

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