Sunday, Nov. 4, was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which we observed in the morning service. There was no message this morning, but we heard from a pastor from Venezuela, and from some of our members who recently returned from a mission trip to headquarters of Voice of the Martyrs. The objective this morning was twofold: (1) to pray for persecuted believers around the world; and, (2) to increase awareness of persecution and encourage prayer for persecuted Christians.
Are you a follower of Jesus? If so, please pray for persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, not just one day of the year, but regularly.
Here are some resources for awareness and prayer for the persecuted church.