JUNE 2022

June 1:  Almighty God, we pray for the nation of Afghanistan, as Taliban forces have swallowed up this nation. We pray for those living in fear, and ask for an outpouring of Your peace, which is beyond our understanding.

June 2:  Since the Taliban took control of Kabul, the capital in Afghanistan, there have been house-to-house searches, executions, forced marriages and enforced disappearances. Pray for God to work powerfully in the hearts of the Taliban so they choose mercy over terror and violence.

June 3:  Pray the Taliban in Afghanistan stops violence against women and girls. Pray for the immediate end to policies that discriminate and exclude them from society. Pray for respect and protection of religious freedom.

June 4:  Islam is the state religion of Afghanistan. The constitution states that followers of other religions may exercise their faith within the limits of the law; however, conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and is punishable by law. Pray for God’s protection upon Christians in Afghanistan.

June 5:  As the crisis continues in Afghanistan, and the future remains uncertain, please keep persevering in prayer. Pray for guaranteed safety and independence of civil society leaders including journalists, human rights defenders and educators.

June 6:  Almighty God, we pray for strength and protection upon Your suffering Church in Afghanistan. We pray for the Church to be a courageous witness of the freedom and power found only in You.

June 7:  Pray for International humanitarian law to be upheld in Afghanistan. Many families have reportedly been unable to meet daily living costs. They have been forced to sell organs and children for marriage in order to feed the rest of their family.

June 8:  There are punishments in Afghanistan for verbal or physical assault of religious adherents and any insults or distortions directed towards Islam, including online. Pray for safety of Christians as they share their faith and proclaim Jesus, the Sovereign Lord.

June 9:  Pray for strength, healing, and comfort for Christians in Afghanistan who have been uprooted from their homes and lost loved ones. Pray for those who are in hiding and living in fear of the Taliban.

June 10:  Almighty God, we lift up the tortured nation of Afghanistan. We pray for physical protection and supernatural provision for Your Church which is under siege from evildoers.

June 11:  Most Afghans are Sunni Muslims. Christians and other religious groups officially account for only 0.3% of the population. Pray for Christians in Afghanistan, who worship primarily in private or nondescript places to avoid discrimination and harassment.

June 12:  Pray for physical protection of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Afghanistan.  Merciful God, we boldly come to Your throne and plead for restraint of evil and confusion of the plans of evildoers.

June 13:  Afghan Christians ask for prayer for spiritual revival. Dear God, we pray for the advancement of the Gospel in Afghanistan. Open the eyes of the spiritually blind, open spiritually deaf ears, and soften stone hearts with Your love.

June 14:  Pray God would work powerfully in Afghanistan to make His Holy name known. The Christian community faces terrible uncertainty. They have proclaimed, "Our hope is not in politics, but in Jesus who is the King."

June 15:  Lord Jesus, we pray for Your Gospel of salvation and love to supernaturally permeate throughout the nation of Afghanistan. We pray for the Holy Spirit to pour out healing and peace, to transform hate and chaos into unity.

June 16:  Pray for Christians worldwide who experience injustice because of their faith in Jesus. Almighty God, we ask that You would draw near to them and meet all their needs. Embolden the Church to stand united with them.

June 17:  Loving God, we pray for Your children around the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.  We ask You to comfort those who are unjustly imprisoned, to strengthen those who face discrimination, and to protect those who are at risk of violence.

June 18:  Pray for Christian fathers who have been persecuted for their faith and are displaced from their homes. Lord, we ask for provision of food, medicine, and a safe place of refuge.

June 19:  Pray for safety of Christian fathers and their children who are separated due to religious persecution.  Pray for their emotional and physical health as they face loss and trauma. Lord, we pray they are comforted by the strong, uplifting arms of their Heavenly Father.

June 20:  Pray for Christian fathers who have been unjustly detained or imprisoned due to their faith.  Pray those experiencing violence, harassment or worse receive divine protection and immediate, unconditional release.

June 21:  Pray for the worldwide Church to be the global family to all who are separated because of persecution. We pray they would find the love and support they need and that the Church would play its part in providing support around the world.

June 22:  Please pray for protection of church leaders in areas where persecution of Christians is a daily threat. Ask God to give them His wisdom and guidance as they shepherd His Church.

June 23:  Pray for Pastors who, at risk to themselves, lead communities of secret believers and/or welcome apostates into their congregations.  Ask God to give spiritual and emotional strength to the wives and families of pastors who are unjustly imprisoned because of their faith.

June 24:  Pray for protection over church leaders in countries where they are at risk of assassination.  Pray God would enable those who are enduring persecution to be able to forgive their persecutors.

June 25:  Dear God, equip church leaders with all they need to support their congregations in the face of persecution.  We pray for church leaders whose churches or communities have been devastated by violence. Lord, help them to heal and forgive.

June 26:  Almighty God, protect and encourage Christian leaders working with vulnerable groups. We pray for a new generation of bold church leaders to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to take this work forward.

June 27:  Pray for congregations who have lost pastors who spoke up for truth, peace and justice, or refused to close their churches.  Dear Lord, we pray You would give these congregations Your guidance and wisdom to stand firm in their faith.

June 28:  Pray for Christian leaders serving in areas of extreme danger and persecution. Pray God would protect and strengthen them and their families as they shine as lights in the darkness.

June 29:  Praise God for politicians and other decision-makers around the world who support religious freedom.  Thank God for the support of those working with CSW to end religious persecution and oppression.

June 30:  Pray God continues to give CSW's work for religious freedom a receptive audience among the world’s most powerful decision makers. Dear God, we pray for Your blessing and protection upon all CSW partners around the world.

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We believe no one should suffer discrimination, harassment or persecution because of their beliefs