Published on September 21st, 2018
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) will be observed on November 4th this year. You can make plans now to join other Christians across the country in praying for persecuted Christians.
How can you prepare?
*Let your parents, teacher, or children’s/youth pastor know about IDOP, and ask if you can help them prepare to observe it with your class or family.
*Make a list of five to 10 countries where Christians are persecuted. Enter the name of each country in the Search box on this site to find information about some of the struggles faced by Christians in those countries. Or, make a list of persecuted Christians from stories on this site or on prisoneralert.com. List two or three prayer points for each country or Christian.
*Plan to start praying about the prayer points on November 4th and to continue praying after IDOP. Read below about a way that one family prays for persecuted Christians.
Tamara S. commented on VOM’s Facebook page about how her family prays for persecuted Christians at mealtime: “We have Popsicle sticks in a vase with the names of hostile and restricted nations on them, and some of them have names of imprisoned [Christians] on them,” she said. “We try to draw one every meal at which we sit down together.”