A group of people from across the churches in Market Drayton meet together on a monthly basis to pray for persecuted Christians around the world. If you are motivated to support our suffering brothers and sisters you would be very welcome to join us. At each session we usually focus on one or two countries where persecution is occurring. Through videos and information accessed via the internet we try to understand more of the opportunities and difficulties encountered by members of His Church who are suffering because they identify themselves as believers in Jesus Christ.
We meet normally on a Thursday evening, but in November we meet on the Saturday before the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.
Thursday 9 Aug 2018
Venue: Wollerton URC School Room, Wood Lane, Wollerton, TF9 3NY.
Future dates: 13 Sept, 11 Oct
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – Sunday 18 November
Joint Morning of Prayer – Saturday 17th November, 10am to 1pm
Venue: St. Mary’s Parish Rooms
For information about the countries we prayed for
in July please click here
Notes from previous meeting are also available from this page.
Christian writes letter describing official beatings
A Christian who was interrogated and beaten for attending a church service commemorating the 10th anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake on May 12 penned a letter describing the persecution enacted against him.
In the letter, theology student Song Enguang describes a harsh interrogation that he received during which he was questioned on his knowledge of Bible stories and struck approximately 30 times. Song was arrested for his participation in a memorial service at Early Rain Covenant Church that commemorated the estimated 69,000 people who lost their lives in a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan a decade ago. Wang Yi, the church’s pastor and the man who provided the letter, said that the church is pursuing legal action against the officers who abused Song.
This video by International Christian Concern highlights the many forms Christian persecution can take around the world to bring greater understanding to what our Brothers and Sisters face everyday. Please watch and pray.
Wake up to extreme persecution
There are a number of Christian ministries with bases in Britain which seek to support persecuted believers in many different countries. We draw on information and resources from them all for our prayer times. To visit their websites, please click on the logos below. (Persecution.org and China Aid do not to have offices in the UK.)
For more information on these prayer meetings please contact Randall Hardy