Jula of Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Mali

(JOO-luh) – “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you” (1 Peter 4:12-14 ESV). Pray for Jula believers who are experiencing persecution to desire holiness and also seek to bring truth and bear witness. Ask that they will not turn aside from risk, but rather trust that sooner or later, they will experience the Spirit of glory and of God resting upon them in their suffering.