Church Resources : International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is on 6 or 13 November this year.
Annually, the IDOP is observed on either the first or second Sunday of November, depending on your convenience and choice. Please find below some resources to help you pray with your church and Bible study groups.
A message from Archbishop Ben Kwashi
“Many, many Christians are surviving and not just surviving, they are thriving in their faith, because of the prayers of people like you in Australia,” says Archbishop Ben Kwashi.
Archbishop Ben Kwashi urges us to pray for Christians suffering persecution in Nigeria. Please share this short video with your church or small group.Download the video
A prayer for persecuted Christians
Eternal Father, almighty shepherd of your people,
You have promised that those who follow Jesus will be persecuted. We pray for your children around the world who are suffering mistreatment, imprisonment, loss of possessions, and threats of death for their allegiance to you. By your mighty power keep them faithful to you. Be their shield and defence, their refuge and their stronghold.
Shelter them under the shadow of your wings, that they may not fear their enemies. Help us to uphold them in prayer, that together we may walk in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not be ashamed to confess him as Lord. to the glory of your name, Amen.