Published on October 30th, 2014
Wesley P., a 15-year-old VOM volunteer reporter, reports on preparations at The Voice of the Martyrs for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (November 2) and shares his thoughts about the importance of prayer. He ends with a challenge for other kids.
Around The Voice of the Martyrs, life is very busy preparing for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Volunteer drivers are shuttling speakers to the Tulsa International Airport to fly to places all over the United States. VOM staff members say that as of a month ago, more than 150 churches had already requested a speaker.
But in this time of busyness, several VOM employees find peace amid the chaos in prayer. One of VOM’s international workers recently shared at VOM devotions on the importance of prayer.
He began his message with what he knew everyone was thinking: prayer is hard. This VOM worker shared about prayer vigils in Mexico that last from 9PM to 7AM! I don’t know about you, but for me, I have never prayed for more than 30 minutes, let alone ten hours. (And you thought your pastor prayed too long). Furthermore, this worker shared that there were more people in attendance at 3AM than at 9PM when it had started.