INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
Christianity is the most severely persecuted religion in the world. Today, over 340 million Christians experience extreme persecution and discrimination for following Jesus— that’s 1 in 8 Christians worldwide. In places like India, extremist mobs often attack Christians. In North Korea, owning a Bible can get your entire family sent to a labor camp. In China, the government tracks Christians and shuts down unauthorized churches. And in places like Iran, it’s illegal to even convert to Christianity. However, even during extreme persecution, the global Church is alive, full of joy and growth.
Help generate a global wave of prayer by taking part in this year’s International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the persecuted church on Sunday, November 7th and throughout the month of November. The IDOP is a time set apart to remember those who share our faith, but not our freedom.
PRAY for the small community of Christians who remain in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover. Ask God to provide for their needs, give them protection, and let them know they are not alone, and the worldwide Church stands with them.
PRAY for the pastors and Christian leaders of the persecuted Church. Ask God to give them wisdom in leading their congregations, guiding them to be prepared for persecution—helping them forgive and love their enemies.
OpenDoors offers multiple free resources to help you pray specifically for our persecuted brothers and sisters, including a prayer app. Visit resources.opendoorsusa.org
As we pray, we’re confident God will continue to do amazing things in our lives and in the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters. Your prayers help them know they’re not alone…and they’re not forgotten.