On November 14, churches across the U.S will join Christians around the world to pray in unity for those who are persecuted for their faith. It is expected that Christians from several million local churches of all denominations, in more than 100 countries, will take part in this International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).
Every day in more than 60 countries 200 million men, women and children face discrimination, persecution and even death for loving Jesus Christ. IDOP is an opportunity for Christians worldwide to remember the sufferings of their persecuted brothers and sisters.
After last years IDOP, many believers expressed the blessings that they received as a result of the prayer event.
A believer wrote, "I might be the only Christian in this city, where there is death penalty if one is baptised, but I knew that Christians around the world were praying for me. That gave me courage to continue to be a disciple of Jesus."
Prayer for the persecuted is a way to remind Christians worldwide the sufferings that churches are enduring. For information on how to engage in the prayer event, please visit www.idop.org where IDOP information and prayer topics are available.