Prayers of the People

By Brad Phillips

The novel Coronavirus pandemic is changing many things about the world’s “normal.” And it will change all of us. The only question is, How will we change? 

Tragedy and crisis bring out both the best and worst in people. For myself, I want the change to be positive. I know what this means. First, it means remembering where my help comes from. Psalm 18:2 says, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold!”

Second, it means thinking of others more than myself and my own needs. It means reaching out, not pulling back. It means giving more, not shrinking away. It means prayer without ceasing— mainly for others.

On March 31st, I sent an email to everyone on our list and asked them to send me any particular prayer requests they have so the Persecution Project team can lift them up during this time.

The response was overwhelming. In fact, it prompted me to include this appeal within our newsletter. So many readers of these lines have remembered the persecuted church in its time of need that we want to remember you in your time of need. 

Please send us your prayer requests to our office email: And keep stay in touch during these uncertain times.

Thank you again for your encouragement to me, my staff, and our persecuted brothers and sisters. We are confident that you uphold us in your prayers. Please now allow us the privilege of being a blessing to you by doing the same.

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