Prayer & Persecution

Prayer & Persecution

[ NOTE: For several years Voice of the Martyrs has held conferences around the country to raise awareness of persecution.  These conferences feature believers from countries where persecution is strong. Currently (winter 2021) the VOM conference is “virtual” because of the pandemic, and you have to benefit of attending without the travel.  Register and attend here. ]

Would you pray daily for the persecuted church around the world? (Hebrews 13:3)

Here are some resources to assist with your awareness: (* = new item)


* IDOP (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church),  Normally observed the first Sunday in November, “every day is IDOP.”   Why It Matters     Global Prayer Guide


Spotlight: Nigeria:    Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter     Incidence Tracker     Violence Escalates;    Are We Looking the Other Way?    Attacks Displace Local Missionaries      (Update 1/15/21: The total number of Christians killed for their faith rose 60% in 2020, to at least an average of 13 per day, and 91% of these killings occurred in African countries like Nigeria. –  Source  )


World Watch List  *   Some observations from the World Watch List:

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian in 2022 *

How COVID has Enabled Religious Persecution

Understanding Persecution

10 Things You Should Know About Persecution

5 Ways to Pray for the Persecuted Church

Open Doors USA

Open Doors UK

International Christian Concern

Voice of the Martyrs

Voice of the Martyrs – Canada

News, Prayer Requests & Updates:

Morningstar News *

Global Prayer Guide *

Genocide in Nigeria  (BP)    FRC Info      Forbes

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis

Persecution Update

China Partnership

ICC News

Christian News Network – Persecution

I Commit to Pray

Prisoner Alert

China Aid

Co-Opting China’s Churches

Barnabas Fund – News

Bitter Winter (A magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China)

Christian Post


ICC Media

Open Doors Videos

Open Doors on YouTube

Open Doors on Vimeo

VOM on YouTube

VOM Canada on YouTube

IDOP on Vimeo

Open Doors (Australia) on YouTube

Pray for:

* Suffering families

* Underground pastors

* Persecuted communities

* The spread of the Gospel

Not just today, but daily