International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is coming up on Nov. 4. Churches around the world are preparing to join in prayer for their brothers and sisters experiencing persecution worldwide. But it can be challenging to engage the entire congregation in prayer, especially young people. We have a few tips that may help. Get your kids involved! Use familiar concepts. Young children may not understand persecution so use concepts that are age appropriate. For example, explain how bullying is a type of persecution. Putting it in terms they are familiar with will help them feel invested in praying for others who are being abused. Make the victims relatable. Children often feel disconnected from adult issues like persecution, but making International Day of Prayer “kid-sized” isn’t difficult. Children understand and feel connected to people similar to themselves, especially in age. Discuss how persecution affects kids just like them and... View Article
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