International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2009

General October 21, 2009

October 21,2009     
Can you devote some special time in prayer for persecuted Christians this November?

Christians around the world face abandonment for their faith in Jesus. Some are expelled from their homes. Others are rejected by family and friends. Converts are sometimes even viewed with suspicion and fear by fellow Christians.

Stand with your brothers and sisters. Show them they are not alone by praying for your persecuted Christian family on November 8 – the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). On this day, Christians worldwide will join in remembering and praying for suffering believers.

Whether you take part in prayer as a church, a group, or simply spend time in personal prayer for the persecuted, your prayers will be a powerful way to remember those suffering for their Christian witness.

To find out more about IDOP 2009 and to download a kit of special resources designed to help you get involved, please visit the IDOP international website at 

This year’s kit includes posters, a prayer map, prayer requests, children’s materials, a four-minute video, and other resources that will help you, your church, or your group pray together with thousands of other Christians around the world for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair – persecuted but not abandoned" - 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

For additional information, please contact the IDOP Office:

Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance
32, Ebenezer Place,
Sri Lanka

**A few countries have their own IDOP websites.  Please refer to the listing of these National IDOP sites on the home page of