On November 6, Sunday global Christians are to mark the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church. This will be the 20th occasion when believers will lift their fellow believers in prayers. Christian persecution is being witnessed in almost every country – when Christians face various forms of persecution for the reason of their faith.
As details of persecution emerge from various parts of the world, Christians are facing persecution for sharing their faith, handing out Bibles, and meeting together to worship. Every year Christians pray for their fellow believers as they offer supplication in solidarity with their Christian brothers and sisters around the world.
While remarking in this regard, Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director of the World Evangelical Alliance and the Religious Liberty Commission stated: “According to statistics, persecution is the daily reality of at least 100 million Christians around the world.”
“These Christians, who face routine harassment and difficulties, often suffer in silence and isolation. Over the years, the IDOP has served as a platform to highlight their stories and advocate their plight. Moreover, in so doing, the IDOP has also been a source of solidarity and encouragement to persecuted Christians by reminding them that they are part of a larger, global family of believers.”