This week we pray for Armenia, now an independent nation but subject to terrible suffering over the centuries. It is the oldest Christian nation in the world. Pray for renewal in the Armenian Apostolic Church, the traditional denomination to which most in the country belong, and good relationships with newer, evangelical churches.
Challenges for Prayer
Armenia was the world’s first Christian nation and enjoys a great spiritual legacy of more than 1,700 years of Christianity. Pray that Armenian Christians might become sources of light and blessing to the surrounding region; few peoples here have a significant indigenous church. Armenian Christians are only now realizing the blessing of their Christian heritage and the mission responsibility that lies with it. Pray that this movement may grow.
The Armenian Apostolic Church has long been a cultural refuge in times of persecution, but the very traditional nature of the Church, which is key to Armenian self-identity, also keeps them from discovering the living Christ.
See Prayercast for more information, photos and a video introducing the church in Armenia.