International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
"The #1 thing that persecuted Christians ask for is prayer..."
Each year the number of Christians who are severely persecuted increases simply because they are followers of Jesus. Though we want to remember, pray, and support the persecuted church throughout the year, in November we intentionally stop and pray by joining the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. More than 360 million believers around the world experience high levels of persecution and discrimination due to their faith.
"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;" 2 Corinthians 4:8-8 (ESV)
Each year in November, believers around the world focus on praying for the persecuted church. This year’s International Day of Prayer presents us with another opportunity to remember, stand with, and intercede for the estimated 340 million believers around the world who are experiencing high to extreme forms of persecution due to their faith.
Online Prayer Meetings
This year we are meeting online for prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from September 28th to November 4th 6:30 am – 7:00 am.
If you are interested in joining email firstname.lastname@example.org!
We took time to prayer for the persecuted at the October 2021 Prayer Summit on October 27th and during the services on November 7th.
Prayer points for the Persecuted Church
- That they will stand firm in their faith (1 Cor 16:13, Hebrews 3:14).
- That they will experience the Lord’s presence as they go through many difficult and painful experiences (John 14:27, Romans 8:38-39).
- Pray that they would have energy, wisdom, and peace (Col 1:17, Roman 14:17).
- Pray for Bibles, pray for pastors to have discipleship material for equipping their churches, pray for them to see many come to know Jesus (Mark 8:34, Matt 28:19).