But I recommend picking at least one day to intentionally pray for such folks. Let’s be reminded of Revelation 5, where God tells us our prayers are like a bowl of incense before him. Not to mention, it will be cool to one day meet those for whom we’ve been praying.
Hopefully by the time you read this, our family will be in sunny FL (although we’re hoping it actually is sunny with some sort of tropical system currently over Puerto Rico) vacationing with family. Vacations are great and I love being able to take them. However I don’t want to be lulled to sleep while in our fairly pacific conditions here in America. I’m not saying that we should feel guilty for living here, nor am I belittling all of the spiritual attacks Satan makes on Jesus’ church here (bitterness, division, temptations, condemnation, etc..), even as we speak.
Instead I want to be aware of his schemes both here and abroad. But if you’re like me, you need constant, specific reminders of how our persecuted brothers and sisters truly relish our prayers.
Check out this blog here to read of a recent Pakistani martyr who has connections with Acts 29, a Seattle based reformed church planting network. I think you’ll be inspired to pray more for those persecuted abroad. Amy and I picked Saturday as our day, because it gives us a more global picture of worship for Sunday.