IDOP 2017: 10 Ways to Pray
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is on November 5th this year. IDOP reminds us to pray for Christians around the world who are persecuted for following Christ and leading others to Him.
This year, Christians are encouraged to pray in the 10 ways shown below. Can you make a poster listing the 10 ways to hang up as a reminder at home or in a classroom? The poster and related Bible verses will help you and others to remember to pray for persecuted Christians all year long and not only during IDOP.
10 Ways to Pray
Pray our persecuted family will…
*Sense God’s presence — Hebrews 13:5
*Experience God’s comfort — 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
*See God open doors to evangelism — Colossians 4:3
*Boldly share the gospel — Acts 4:29
*Forgive and love their persecutors — Matthew 5:44
*Know we are praying for them — 2 Timothy 1:3
*Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work — Acts 9:23-25
*Remain joyful amid suffering — Acts 5:41
*Mature in their faith — Colossians 1:28-29
*Be rooted in God’s Word — 2 Timothy 3:16-17