PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS: CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Mexico is a secular state with freedom of conscience and practice of religion. Persecution of evangelicals occurs in certain parts of Mexico. In the southern states, particularly Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, believers face prejudice, harassment, evictions and church and property damage. This mostly occurs due to believers’ refusal to participate in community religious events that involve traditional Christo-pagan practices.
- Pray that the believers may demonstrate the meekness and love of their Savior when maltreated.
- Pray also for full implementation of religious freedom at both national and local levels.
- Pray that Mexicans, both indigenous and mestizo, might find their ultimate identity and destiny in the love of Christ and the purposes of God.