Happy Friday everybody~

When I opened my e-mail inbox this morning, I had a prayer update from the Voice of the Martyrs. I usually print these out and put them with my Bible and notebook so that I can pray for these requests during my quiet times. But this morning, the Lord prompted me to pass this particular one on to you.

VOM-USA Prayer Update for June 19, 2009

NEPAL – Extremists’ Warn Believers – (VOM Sources)

On June 10, The Voice of the Martyrs received a copy of a letter from the Nepal Defense Fund (NDF), threatening to bomb 10 Christian homes in Nepal, if believers did not leave in 30 days, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts. The letter written by R.P. Mainali, the supreme commander of the NDF, published in a local newspaper, said the Nepalese government should not have released 62 Christians, in 1989 and 1990, who had been jailed for actively proselytising. The letter warned that these Christians, who have continued their work, were threatening Hinduism.

“We are giving these unholy elements who are grabbing the authority of the people of the country under the cloak of religion, a notice of one month to leave the country, otherwise we will explode 10 bombs in the homes of the 10 Christians in Nepal, for which we take responsibility in advance,” the NDP letter said.

The Voice of the Martyrs encourages you to pray for believers in Nepal who are living under these threats. Ask God to protect them and for their courageous testimony to draw non believers into fellowship with Christ.

Revelation 12: 10-11 is what the Voice of the Martyrs has asked us to pray for these specific believers in Nepal:

Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,
“It has come at last—
salvation and power
and the Kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ.

For the accuser of our brothers and sisters
has been thrown down to earth—

the one who accuses them before our God day and night.

And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by their testimony.

And they did not love their lives so much
that they were afraid to die.

I wouldn’t have believed it several years ago, but with the way our country is quickly heading – if the Lord tarries, this very thing could happen to us in the United States – and some of us may be alive to witness it.

Nevertheless, we are MORE than conquerors in Christ! And in the end, we know who wins the war! And it’s not the ungodly! It is Jesus Christ and His army of believers!!! Until that day, sisters and brothers, we must fight and defeat the enemy with the weapons given to us – The Word of God, the Blood of the Lamb, and the Word of our Testimonies – and Prayer for the Saints!

If you’re not receiving the weekly prayer updates from the Voice of the Martyrs and would like to know how you can pray for the persecuted church around the world, click here. From this site, you can join them on Twitter and get updates on your phone and be able to pray immediately when a need arises. You can also join them on Face Book. It’s an incredible privilige to be a part of these people’s lives and stories as we pray for them.

May the Lord strengthen His people and bless His people with peace. Much love to you all…

PS: And happy Father’s Day to God, our Heavenly Father, and to all of the wonderful men in our lives! 🙂

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer. you are so right about our country heading in the same direction. It is frightening and even more frightening is the state of the Church in response to it. I SO appreciate you and the stand you are taking.

  2. I'm familiar with this and thanks for sharing it with us dear sister. Our prayers are needed.

    I love you and will catch up with you while on blog break.

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for sharing this. I will be praying for the believers in Nepal as well as our own unsettled situation in the U.S. Blessings to you this weekend.

  4. Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Will be lifting up the persecuted believers, and I can relate to the wreck post. I think I am there right now, and not sure I really understand all that is contributing to it, but I am so thankful that I have a God who is bigger than any of it. Have a great weekend. Jackie

  5. Hey, Jennnifer! Just visiting from Bella Mella!! Love your posts–especially the previous one! It truly spoke to my heart. I love Oswald Chambers' devotionals.

    Will be lifting up the VOM in my prayers.


  6. Thanks for sharing this. Like you, I wouldn't ever have believed a few years ago that it could happen here, but now it's not so far-fetched. Guess all we can do is pray and keep our armor on!