The Voice of the Martyrs is calling on Christians worldwide to set aside Nov. 9, to pray for Christians around the world living daily under the threat of persecution as a part of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).
VOM will join hundreds of churches and thousands of individuals in remembering our brothers and sisters suffering around the world. These believers risk discrimination, imprisonment and even death because of their active witness for Jesus Christ.
“This is an important day in the church calendar,” said Todd Nettleton, VOM’s Director of Media Development. “Scripture instructs us to remember those in bonds as though we were bound with them. This special day of prayer is one of the ways corporately we do that.”
Christians are encouraged to pray for continued boldness and courage for believers as they share the gospel and for hearts to be softened to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray not only for persecuted Christians, but for the persecutors as well.
To help you pray effectively, The Voice of the Martyrs offers a Church Resource Kit, including a six-minute video presentation to show during IDOP church services. You can view details of the kit, and preview the video here.
“Our hope is that this day of prayer encourages people to be active all year long in prayer and support for our persecuted brothers and sisters,” Nettleton said.