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The week of prayer for the persecuted Church, which is annually carried out of the Church of the Russian United Union of Christians of Evangelical faith (Pentecostals), will be held from 26 November to 2 December, the press service rashwe. On the eve of the week of prayer Bishop Sergey Ryakhovsky visited Syria. In his address, he noted the changes occurring in the region, which recently was the “bleeding wound on the planet.”
“Thank the Lord that many prayers of Christians around the world got a clear answer, and gradually in Syria comes peace,” said the Bishop noted that the contribution of churches Roshi in the normalization of life in Syria was not only in prayers but also in effective victim assistance provided jointly with other denominations.
Calling to prayer, the head Roshi stressed that prayer need different countries and regions, not only countries such as Somalia or Nigeria where the Christian faith can cost you your life, but also Turkmenistan, where the strong oppress the Evangelical Church, although the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Bishop Sergey Ryakhovsky mentioned the situation in Bulgaria, where he is preparing to adopt a law that will seriously complicate the work and Ministry of the Evangelical churches in the country. “And this is Europe, where, it seemed, should be ruled by mutual respect between religions and freedom of religion,” stressed the Bishop and recalled the line of Scripture where it is written that the enemy of Christians, the devil who walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (First Peter 5:8).
“And our best response is prayer! – concluded the Bishop Sergey Ryakhovsky, I urge You from 26 November to 2 December, especially to raise the voice in prayer for all who are persecuted for their faith in Christ!”
In 2015, the Great Cathedral of rashwe a decision was made about the need to prayer for all Christians in the world who are persecuted. It is also the last week of November is dedicated to praying for the persecuted Church. In 2018, the week of prayer will be held from 26 November to 2 December.