Pray for the Persecuted Church

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.

We release a free prayer calendar alongside our Open Doors magazine. You can use these to know the prayer requests and thanksgivings of persecuted believers and the ministry.

Open Doors | IDOP 2019 prayer kit

IDOP stands for International Day of Prayer. It is an annual prayer day for the Persecuted Church.

Christians from around the world set aside a day in November to unite in prayer for our brothers and sisters who face opposition because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Our theme for this year’s IDOP is: Pray for ME (Middle East)

Open Doors began a seven-year campaign called Hope4ME (Hope for the Middle East) in 2016. It was our attempt to follow God’s calling for us to bring hope to believers in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, who experience violence and pressure from Islamic extremists.

Years later, we are encouraged by the progress, overwhelmed by the continuing needs and amazed by God’s faithfulness. Through God’s providence and the prayers and giving of His people, Christians are returning to their homes and beginning to rebuild. There is still a lot of work to do. And yet, we have seen God help His people in the Middle East in countless ways.

Please join us in bringing hope to the Middle East. We encourage you to organize your own Day of Prayer on November 3 or any day of the month.

Sign up and download our IDOP 2019 prayer kit which contains resources that you can use to lead your church or group to pray for those in Syria and Iraq who share our faith but not our freedom.

Together, let us declare the living hope we have in Jesus Christ as we go on our knees.

– Open Doors Philippines

Open Doors prayer magazine | Oct-Dec 2019 issue
Hope4ME (Hope for the Middle East) is Open Doors’ global, seven-year campaign that mobilizes Christians to bring hope to the Middle East.

Because of the prayers and support of believers worldwide…

  • Over 1,000 houses in Iraq were restored and an average of 12,000 families in Syria were supported monthly with relief aid in 2018.
  • Sixteen (16) Centers of Hope in Syria have opened this year. These centers support believers to stay and serve their communities.

Thank you to everyone who helped keep hope alive in Syria and Iraq!

The Hope4ME campaign hasn’t ended yet.

Participate in the campaign today through prayer. In this prayer magazine, you can read about a Center of Hope in Aleppo, Syria and find prayer points on the Middle East.

Pray with us that the hope we have in Jesus Christ will be in the heart of the Church in the Middle East so that it will become a source of hope to communities, to countries, and to the whole region.

Let’s pray together!

– BJ (Manager, Open Doors Philippines)

Prayer is not preparation for the battle; prayer is the battle. – Brother Andrew