Hearing their cry: The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

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October 1, 2010

"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." - Psalm 10:17


The Bible tells us in Hebrews 13:3 to “remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” If you or a loved one were in prison, what would you ask your wider church family to do? One of the primary requests received from persecuted Christians is for prayer from their brothers and sisters around the world.


On Sunday, November 14, The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) provides the opportunity to join with over half a million churches in 150 countries to pray for the suffering Church. It plays a vital role in encouraging and strengthening the persecuted Church and also awakening churches in places where there is no persecution.


Let us unite in prayer for the persecuted Church, in the spirit of oneness that Christ commanded, “For, if one suffers, we all suffer.”


To find out more about IDOP 2010 and to download special resources designed to help you get involved, including items like children's resources and a devotional, please visit the IDOP-international website at www.idop.org.


Godfrey Yogarajah
Executive Director - Religious Liberty Commission
World Evangelical Alliance

For additional information, please contact the IDOP Office:

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

E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]


Note: A few countries have their own IDOP websites.  Please refer to the listing of these national sites at www.idop.org for more information.