November 3, 2019


International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church


Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, “a global prayer meeting for our Christian brothers and sisters who boldly witness for Christ at any cost.”

Christians in America sometimes forget that many of our brothers and sisters around the world must worship in secret or attend church on Sunday realizing their church could be the next target for the police or terrorists.  Today let’s take some time to pray for the persecuted church. 

Here are 10 ways to pray:

Pray that they will 1.)  sense God’s presence; 2.) know we are praying for them; 3.) experience God’s comfort; 4.) see God open doors to evangelism; 5.)  boldly share the gospel; 6.)  mature in their faith; 7.) be granted wisdom in covert ministry work; 8.) remain joyful amid suffering; 9.) forgive and love their persecutors; 10.) be rooted in God’s Word.

Action Steps

Voice of the Martyrs offers the free download of their 2019 video here    It is the compelling story of a Chinese pastor’s interactions with a North Korean man who illegally crosses the border between the two countries in order to find food for his family.  It is told from the perspective of the North Korean man. 

They also have other resources  here  to help in ministering to the persecuted church.  

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