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Prayer points: What you need to pray for in April, 2011

WE encourage you to use these points in your daily prayer as a family, prayer group or an individual. We would be glad if you take copies of these prayer points and share them with other believers in your church, prayer group or workplace.
The Word empowers!

8 must-read verses on prayer!

“THIS is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we...

What Jesus taught about prayer!

“‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
Judge Judy

Is ‘Judge Judy’ a Christian?

JUDITH Sheindlin who is famously known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality and author. After clearing the New York Bar examination in 1965, she became a prosecutor in the family court.
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PETA wants ‘animal-friendly’ Bible translation

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has asked the translators of the New International Version to update the Bible with more animal-friendly terminology.

Two Indian Christians continue to languish in Saudi prison

ACCORDING to Compass Direct News, friends and family of two Indian Christians arrested after a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia in January have tried in vain to secure their release.
Father Jim Borst

Fr. Jim Borst asked to leave India in 7 days

A Dutch Catholic missionary who has been working in the Kashmir valley for almost five decades has been asked to leave the country within seven days.
UN General Assembly session

UN Council drops ‘defamation’ in resolution

ADVOCACY Director for Open Doors USA Lindsay Vessey says: “The US government was very active in working with them in drafting a new text, so it’s no longer a ‘Defamation of Religions Resolution,' but it’s actually a new resolution on promoting religious tolerance.”
Iranian flag

Jewish-Armenian couple executed secretly in Iranian prison

ADIVA Mirza Soleiman Kalimi, a Jewish Iranian, and her husband, Varoujan Petrosian, an Armenian Iranian along with another woman and two men, whose identities remain unknown, were secretly executed in Evin Prison.
Bangladesh map

Bangladeshi Christian behind bars for evangelism

A Bangladeshi Christian has been sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly ‘creating chaos’ by distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering in the country.
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Nine killed in police firing in anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi

The chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of those killed, Rs 3 lakh to those seriously injured, and Rs 1 lakh for people who suffered minor injuries.