Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
This Sunday (November 14th) has been billed as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Whether you spend this Sunday as a special time of prayer or find some other time, I believe it is important to be informed and to pray (regularly) for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted.
As if on cue, this article appeared in yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald, telling the story of Pakistani woman Asia Bibi (Pictured above), who has been convicted of Blasphemy and sentenced to death.
There are too many similar stories in various parts of the world. Helpful websites to find out more about persecution around the world are:
http://www.persecution.org/ International Christian Concern
http://www.persecution.com/ Voice of the Martyrs
http://www.persecution.com.au/ VOM Aust