NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Executive Committee, in partnership with Send Relief, has released a prayer guide for Southern Baptists regarding the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.

Prayer requests include praying for the physical needs and safety of the Afghan people, for Afghan believers to have courage through threats and persecution, for Afghans who have not yet heard the Gospel to hear it and for favor on those seeking to leave or currently leaving the country.

The prayer guide is one of the many resources Send Relief is providing for Southern Baptists related to the Afghanistan crisis. Send Relief released the following statement on their website in response to the crisis.

“In the aftermath of the political coup, a mass exodus is building as Afghans try to flee the country by the thousands. One group of Afghan refugees seeking escape are Christians fleeing immanent persecution, as well as other religious minorities, ethnic minorities and women and girls.

“Send Relief is strategically working with World Relief and our trusted global ministry partners to minister to Afghan refugee families around the world. As refugees flee persecution and resettle in communities around the globe, Send Relief can connect you and your church with opportunities to give, pray and volunteer to support our response.”

Other resources and updates regarding Afghanistan, including ways to give, are available on Send Relief’s website. The prayer guide is below and is downloadable here.