1. Pray for our persecuted sisters and brothers around the world, specifically Christians in Uttar Pradesh (a state in North-Central India) where they are under increasing daily persecution from militant Hindus who want to stop the spread of the Gospel.
2. A recent survey of 192 countries reveals what many have long thought to be true: Christian women are more engaged and committed then Christian men. A lesser known fact? Those women bear the brunt of persecution in the 50 countries where it is hardest to be a Christian. Pray today for our sisters, and for the men to “step up.”
3. Pray for GNBC as we launch “First Thursday Prayer.” (Commences next Thursday evening, May 5th in the Chapel.) This is a call to our church to rise up and become a people of prayer. Pray that we will respond to the Spirit’s prompting, and pray together as a church family.