Friends: during the month of November, we ask that you continue to keep in your prayers the victims of religious persecution worldwide, particularly Christians in the Middle East. We must turn to the Almighty, through whom all things are possible, while keeping their plight in front of our church and secular leaders. The official International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church has passed, but other groups have asked that November 8 or every Sunday be dedicated to this special intention — and there’s never a bad time to pray.

This is one of the few times we’ve been so outspoken about international affairs, but the attacks on our brothers and sisters in faith are attacks on all of us. Your expressions of solidarity matter very much. From everyone at Family Institute, thank you!