Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lent 2011: Godless Conclusion

We’re now at the end of Week 4 of Relentless Acts of Justice! This week came with a twist: we put aside our resources (such as Bibles) to identify with the godless. Instead of walking through Scripture, we reflected on the story of Shimelis and what is means to suffer and ultimately advance the Gospel through persecution. We thought about what it might look like to know God in different ways than solely through the Bible, and prayed for those who are being persecuted. Read the continuation of Shimelis' story.

Take some time to reflect back through your week. What was it like to go through your week without your typical resources and routines? Was there any particular day or prayer topic that stood out to you? How did you feel God move or hear Him speak throughout the week?

Consider learning more or responding in one of these ways:

Voice of the Martyrs and the VOM blog
Watch this video on persecution by Open Doors
• Read
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

• Look at the
Restricted Nations map on the Voice of the Martyrs website and pick a nation to pray for regularly
• Visit the
Voice of the Martyrs or Open Doors website and find out how you can help under the Get Involved or Ways to Give links.

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