Freedom seekers mark persecuted church for prayer.

By October 25, 2006

International (MNN)–Bible reading goes hand in hand with prayer. It is widely accepted that prayer is seen as the ebb and flow of personal relationship with God.

Bible Pathway Ministries works with the Bible Reading Marathon on the National Day of Prayer to underscore that.

Rev. Michael Hall, Pastor of The Peoples’ Church and Executive Director of International Bible Reading Association, says the marathon is an important part of the prayer effort.

But, he notes, there’s a bigger picture. “We talked about praying for the people in the persecuted church and praying for people outside the United States. We recognize the peril that this country is in, but we also realize that our brothers and sisters around the world are being persecuted.”

No matter what country, Hall says Scripture is the foundation of freedom. “We encourage Bible reading marathons around the world. There are some going on different times during the year in Kenya, different places in India, one in Paris, France, and around the world. We believe it not only promotes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it promotes freedom.”

In some of the areas where there are Bible Reading Marathons, Christians face great persecution. MNN is offering a special International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church broadcast on Sunday, November 12. Check with your local station for airtimes.

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