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International Day of Prayer

Pray for the Persecuted Church | November 4, 2018

Open Doors magazine | Oct-Dec 2018 issue

For the fourth quarter, we invite you to strengthen women in the Persecuted Church. With persecution increasing on a global scale, now is the time to stand with our persecuted sisters in Christ like Naomi* from Nigeria whose husband was killed by Islamic militants and the young girl from India who was raped because of her faith. Pray for them – use our prayer calendar and join the International Day of Prayer. Give a gift of hope to them – support them and the Church in their country this Christmas.

When you strengthen them, you strengthen the Church. Let us remember that “if one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Corinthians 12:26).



Lift up your persecuted family to God regularly. Remember them in your daily quiet times, family bondings, Bible study group, ministry gatherings, and church worship services.


Commit through God’s enabling to give monthly, quarterly, or yearly to the Persecuted Church. Your gift of whatever amount is of great value in empowering persecuted believers around the world.


Mobilize your local church for the Persecuted Church. Invite us to your church service, prayer gatherings, Bible study groups, missions month activities, school or any other church activity.

…I am still seeking my brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for their faith—not only because they need me, but because I need them. We are all part of the same fellowship of believers, which the Bible calls the Body of Christ. We need one another. We all have a calling to do God‘s work—together. – Brother Andrew