Today in countries like China, Iraq, Iran, Myanmar, Cuba and Russia people are persecuted because they follow Jesus. God rules their lives.
David wrote a Psalm about persecution. He must’ve been in the midst of trying situations. He had enemies that relentlessly pursued him to kill him. He cried out to God.
God said David was a man after His own heart. David went through difficult times long ago in his life. Today when Christians have hardships we can run to the Bible and read David’s words. God used David and David related to us in our desperations.
I cry out in prayer using God’s powerful words in the Bible for my brothers and sisters in Christ across the world where Christianity is either illegal or of minor significance. I pray through Psalm 27.
Hear our united cry and let the Gospel sweep like wildfire through these areas of the world. Abundantly bless these strong and courageous people. Supply all their needs according to your riches in glory because like Paul they are faithful in hardships to continue preaching the Gospel. Protect them in the ultimate, powerful name of Jesus. Deliver them fully from their enemy, the devil and his demons. Soften hearts of stone and bring massive healing revival! Thank You! With Jesus I pray, Amen!
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
2 When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.
4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lordall the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
6 Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lordwith music.
7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
9 Do not turn your back on me.
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord will hold me close.
11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
Lead me along the right path,
for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord