Specific Prayer Requests for Sunday's International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
The International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the persecuted church is this Sunday 9th November*. Please join us and hundreds of thousand of others to intercede on behalf of those who live in nations which are restricted and hostile towards the gospel.
The time that we spend in prayer has an eternal impact on the lives of people throughout the world. Through prayer, circumstances change, closed doors are opened, resistant people are made receptive and leaders are installed or removed.
The Lord will give courage to His people who are enduring persecution for His Name
The Lord will place His restraining hand on those who seek to harm His people
Churches facing government opposition will stand firm in their ministry
Christians will have opportunities to reach out with the Gospel without fear of intimidation or harassment
Servants of the Lord will be able to deliver Bibles and Christian literature to places where they are most needed
Christians who have been left without pastors and teachers may be kept strong in their faith
Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith will be released safely
The Lord will restrain the callousness and brutality of prison guards in their treatment of Christians in prison
Pray against the increasing problem of young Christian girls being kidnapped, raped and forced to marry
Those who have lost loved ones by martyrdom will be comforted and strengthened by God during their grief
Christian pastors will be kept from danger and strengthened in their faith as they care for the people of God
New converts may be protected and provided for should their family turn against them.
The current laws in many restricted nations forbidding evangelism, missionary activity and religious instruction, will be repealed
"In the death camps I knew that there were people praying for me. It gave me the spiritual strength I needed to live as a Christian and to trust God. It is the same for everyone in the camps and prisons today." Underground Church pastor, Cambodia