Easter is central to the Christian calendar. Around the world, the Church celebrates the hope of resurrection, light after darkness. Sadly, it’s also a time of heightened danger for our persecuted family in Christ. Over the years, Christians have been targeted during Easter through bomb attacks on churches during Easter services by terrorists.
This past Sunday, 28 March, a church in Makassar, Indonesia was bombed right after a Palm Sunday mass, injuring 14 people and killing one of the suicide bombers.
“Thank God that no Christians died in the attack”, says brother Sam*, Open Doors’ coordinator for the work in South East Asia. “But some believers have been severely wounded, and all present have been traumatised. Their lives will never be the same. We ask the worldwide Church to pray for their brothers and sisters in Makassar.”
Please join us in praying for our persecuted family this Easter.
- Pray for our family in Indonesia as they work through the trauma of the recent bomb attack. May this incident not fill them with a spirit of fear, but may they continue to stand strong.
- Pray for protection for our brothers and sisters across the world as they come together for Easter services.
- Pray for those of our persecuted family who, this Easter, remember and long for the loved ones they lost in previous attacks on Christians over Easter.
“Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” Psalm. 27:3
Thank you for praying!
*Name changed for security reasons.