Today, more than 215 million Christians are experiencing extreme persecution.
They face harassment, abuse, imprisonment, and even death. And they are asking for your prayers. These men, women, and children are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our family is in crisis. Will you do something about it?
On Nov. 5, the global church will come together on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church and pray for those who are suffering for their faith.
And you can be a part of it.
This year, you can help lift up our persecuted brothers and sisters in 24 hours of prayer. When you visit worldhelp.net/prayer, you’ll find information on 12 of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians. Commit to stop and pray every hour for the people in one of these nations or encourage your friends to adopt one of the countries to pray for throughout the International Day of Prayer.
We have a variety of online resources to guide your prayer time and connect you with believers who feel forgotten. Resources such as:
• Stories of persecuted believers
• Details about each of the 12 countries
• Prayer guides for adults and for children
• Ways to physically support the persecuted church
• And more …
When you take part in the International Day of Prayer, you are taking a stand for people like Pastor Samson, an Indian believer whose name we’ve had to change for security reasons because of the intense persecution he faces.
One day, Pastor Samson was leading his growing congregation in worship. The next, he was attacked by radical Hindus — beaten, humiliated, dragged through the streets, and thrown in jail.
Stories like Pastor Samson’s are all too common in India and around the world. That’s why your prayers are so important. Will you engage with persecuted Christians on Nov. 5 to provide practical relief and spiritual support in their time of need?