[ 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. Recently, the VOM conference is “virtual” because of the pandemic, and you have the 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 and prayer:
Spotlight: Nigeria: Report: This country has become a burial ground for Christians; Nigeria Rises on 2023 Watchlist; Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter; Violence Escalates; Are We Looking the Other Way? Attacks Displace Local Missionaries (2023 update: “5,621 Christians were killed for their faith last year. 90% of these were from Nigeria alone… Christians killed in  numbered 80% more than five years ago (3,066).” – Source )
World Watch List Some observations from the World Watch List:
News, Prayer Requests & Updates:
Bitter Winter (A magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China)
* Suffering families
* Underground pastors
* Persecuted communities
* The spread of the Gospel
Not just today, but daily
“IF WE UNDERSTOOD THE POTENTIAL POWER OF OUR PRAYERS, WE WOULD BE ON OUR KNEES A HUNDRED TIMES A DAY, ASKING HIM FOR THINGS THAT WOULD TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN.” – Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors
PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
3 WAYS TO PRAY
Pray for strength
Suffering believers need strength to endure the pain, and pressure of persecution.
Pray for provision
Faced with poverty, loneliness and isolation, suffering believers need our prayers for God to provide.
Pray for gospel to advance
Pray for believers to be bold and wise in sharing their faith and – that despite the challenges – people would come to Christ.