The Bible tells us in Hebrews to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (KJV).
Right now, our Christian brothers and sisters around the world need us. Believers like Meera still have the scars from where they’ve been beaten for their faith. Families like Gail’s are being kidnapped and tortured. And believers in China are forced to watch their Bibles burn to ash.
But there is power in prayer.
Will you join us this Sunday, Nov. 1, as we lift up these suffering believers on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?
Here are three ways you can prepare for and participate in this special day:
1. Download the FREE International Day of Prayer resources
Click here to get access to prayer guides and other resources that will help you know how to pray specifically and intentionally for persecuted Christians around the globe. You’ll find prayer prompts for every age group, a slide presentation to help you learn more about what believers face worldwide, and even activities for kids. Share them with your small group at church or with a friend. Every person praying makes a difference.
2. Take part in a virtual prayer gathering
You can rally together virtually with other Christians who share you passion for helping persecuted believers. Tune in live here Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. EST to hear World Help Founder, Vernon Brewer, and Senior Vice President, Tom Thompson, share prayer requests sent in by Christians from all around the world. Then, spend time praying for those requests and for believers who are suffering for their faith.
3. Give persecuted Christians what they are asking for most
In places like China, North Korea, Nigeria, and Iran, Christians are constantly under threat. Even whispering about Jesus could be a death sentence. And many believers face these threats without the comfort of God’s Word. These persecuted Christians are begging for Bibles. They’d risk their lives for one. You can give one person what he wants most — a copy of the Scriptures — for just $10. What a wonderful gift to give someone on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church!
The Lord promises in the book of Matthew “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (ESV).
So, aren’t you excited to see how the Lord shows up tomorrow when Christians all around the globe — including you — are praying for the persecuted church?