Persecuted Christians around the world desperately need your prayers. Will you commit to pray for them?
Every year, Christians around the world gather on the first Sunday of November to pray for the persecuted Church.
As Victoria and fellow believers at the Deeper Life Church in Gombe, Nigeria, prayed together for the persecuted church, they couldn't have imagined how soon they would be persecuted themselves. But at that very moment, gunmen opened fire in the church, killing Victoria's father and younger brother. Yet Victoria's hope in Christ shone as she spoke of her father, declaring:
'He is not dead. Definitely one day we are going to meet again.'
Join the Christians in Gombe and others around the world as we unite in prayer for the persecuted on Sunday 2 November, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Prayer is the most vital part of our ministry as we depend on God while supporting persecuted believers. The Bible urges us to call on God on behalf of other believers. Through prayer, God protects, strengthens and sustains his people in persecution and uses them to proclaim his glory in restricted nations.
'Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me.' Romans 15:30
Download these free IDOP resources to equip your church or small group to pray for persecuted church, or click here to order a kit to be posted to you.
Victoria's Story Video (586MB) Right click to save file
Thank you for joining us in prayer for the persecuted church during IDOP. Your prayers are vital to the ministry of Voice of the Martyrs.