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ADVISORY – Save the Persecuted Christians Hosts Virtual Event for National Day of Prayer on May 7

Save the Persecuted Christians | May 5, 2020

Group to Pray for the United States of America and the Preservation of Religious Liberty at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON—The U.S. National Day of Prayer may look different this year, with no large, in-person gatherings at churches and courthouses around the country. But the need for prayer for America—and the world—has not waned. In fact, prayer on this National Day of Prayer is all the more crucial.

Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide, is hosting a one-hour virtual prayer event for the U.S. National Day of Prayer at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 7. Leader will be praying intently for the United States of America, that we might cling to our founding principles and continue to lead the world in the promotion and defense of religious liberty at home and abroad.

“The theme for this year’s U.S. National Day of Prayer is, ‘Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth,’” said Dede Laugesen, executive director for Save the Persecuted Christians. “How necessary it is for us to pray for His glory to sweep through this country like never before in these uncertain times. Our prayers for the United States, joined with millions across the globe, will certainly have a powerful influence. We will be praying for the pandemic to diminish and die. We will be praying for churches to again be allowed to come together and praise their Creator. We will be praying for our leaders to be making just and sound decisions when it comes to the direction this country is going. We will be praying for those who are persecuted, for strength and comfort in their time of need. And, we will be praying for one another to stand strong in these uncertain times.” 

WHO:      Save the Persecuted Christians

WHAT:    Special one-hour prayer session for the U.S. National Day of Prayer

PRAYER LEADERS: Dr. Oluwasayo Ajiboye with Mission Africa International; Bob Fu with China Aid; Pastor Greg Young with Chosen Generation Radio; Peggy Dau with Iran Alive Ministries; Pastor Greg Tweddell of Ignition 633; Alice Butler Short with Virginia Women for Trump; Faith McDonnell with the Institute on Religion and Democracy; Dominic Sputo with Lumen Life; Lydia Blaha with Save the Persecuted Christians; and Ann Schockett with the National Federation of Republican Women. (Fu and Schockett are also members of the Save the Persecuted Christians Board of Directors.)

WHERE:  Online via Zoom conference

WHEN:    2-3 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 7

WHY:       To pray for the United States of America and the preservation and protection of religious liberty at home and abroad

HOW:      Learn more and access event logistics at:

According to the U.S. National Day of Prayer website: “God is sovereign, and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Whether we face fluctuating economics, threats from abroad, unrest at home or other troubling circumstances, our Heavenly Father is not caught unaware. Through prayer, we are able to tap into His wisdom, strength, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men.”

The theme for the 2020 observation is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth—Habakkuk 2:14.” National Day of Prayer leaders also urge all to “pray into seven centers of influence in our nation:” government, military, media, business, education, church and family. A national broadcast is set for 8 to 10 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 7, on GOD TV, Daystar Television, Moody Broadcasting, Facebook Live and more.

The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.

With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemically the suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.


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