I Commit To Pray.
Champions come in many packages -Â some are moms and dads who sacrifice for their kids, some are students who standup for their faith to their peers and teachers, some go to the less fortunateÂ and minister to their needs, some use their businesses to resource the kingdom of God so the local church can be a strong voice toÂ our community and world. Â For all of those we must commit to pray. Â Others are Champions for Christ and heroes of the faith because they have had greatness thrust upon them, and have risen to the occasion in the face of terror and death. Â They are the ones around the world who suffer the worst of human atrocities simply because they are Christians, and they desperatelyÂ need you and I to say, “I Commit To Pray”.
This SundayÂ is the national day of prayer for the Persecuted Church â€“Â those brave Christians around the world who refuse to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ, often to the point of death or worse. Â Champion Church is joining with icommittopray.comÂ to keep these Champions of faith in prayer, and to hold them up before God as they face untold dangers and hardships.
“I Commit To Pray” is a connection pointÂ created by “The Voice of The Martyrs” (persecution.com) to tell the stories of these heroes of faith and to connect us, the ‘free’ church, to the reality of what our brothers and sisters in Christ experience everyday.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.
The war against Christianity is raging around the world, byÂ ruthless and relentless wolves, and yet the message of love and forgiveness shines in the faces of Persecuted Champions. I strongly encourage you to addÂ “I Commit To Pray” to your commonly visited sites, and receive their updates so you can do your part to hold up the hands of those paying a heavy cost for their faith. Â Your connect group should take a suggested story from “I Commit To Pray” each week, and pray for them everyday.
Watch Habila’s story here: