“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
— Matthew 5:10, ESV
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
On Nov. 4, join thousands of Christians as we pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. Set aside time with your family and friends to cry out to God on their behalf.
You can also help by providing Bibles. North Korea is the worst persecutor of Christians in the world. And most believers there don’t have the comfort of God’s Word. But for $10, you can give one Bible to a persecuted North Korean Christian who is begging for one.
Stand with persecuted Christians
One in 12 Christians around the world experiences high levels of persecution. Every day, they risk abuse, imprisonment, and even death in order to follow Christ.
Scripture says that when one part of the body of Christ suffers, we all suffer. This is not something we can ignore.
On this page, you will find information about where persecution is the greatest, stories of oppressed believers, and resources to prepare you for Nov. 4. You can also stay up to date year-round, by visiting our new website dedicated to the persecuted church.
Ways you can help
Provide Bibles for the persecuted
Persecuted believers need your prayers, but they also are begging for Bibles. When you provide Bibles to Christians in North Korea, you give encouragement when they need it most. For $10, you can give one Bible to a North Korean believer. And because that Bible will be shared among friends, your gift multiplies to impact at least five people.
Pray for the persecuted
Many of our brothers and sisters around the world tell us, “Don’t pray for the persecution to stop.” Instead, they ask for prayer that they will stay strong in their faith, that the blood of martyrs will continue to be the seed of the church, and that they will have opportunities to share the Gospel — even with their persecutors. Check out the resources listed below for more suggestions about how to pray for the persecuted church.
We want to equip you to take part in the International Day of Prayer on Nov. 4. Click the button below to download helpful resources, including:
• A prayer guide for families
• A prayer guide for youth groups
• A prayer guide for kids
• A coloring sheet for children
• A list of Scriptures about persecution
• A church bulletin insert
Stories from the persecuted church
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