During the 40 days of Lent I’m committed to praying each day for Christians in the 40 countries where the cost of being a follower of Christ is highest. I invite you to do the same. The information on the prayer needs of each country comes from a combination of Open Doors, Barnabas Fund and Operation World.
Today we are praying for Chechnya
The Challenge for Prayer
The church is very young, vulnerable and isolated there are as few as 100 believers in Chechnya. Fellowship with other believers is almost impossible. An Islamic revival is taking place in Chechnya; the largest mosque in the Caucasus has been built in Grozny. Christianity is associated with Russia and Chechen believers whose faith becomes public are seen as traitors to Islam and society. Local authorities and relatives monitor the activities of Christians and put great pressure on them to return to Islam.
Please Pray for:
- That the few Christians would persevere in faith. Several have turned away from their faith as the pressure became too great.
- That Christians may know how to live and witness in their situations
- For the many orphans whose parents were killed during the wars. Pray that God’s love and compassion will reach their hearts and transform their lives.