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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 1 and 8, 2015 (or any Sunday in November)

On November 1 and 8, join believers around the world in lifting up our persecuted brothers and sisters in unified prayer.

Pastor Samuel suffered eight years in prison while his wife endured loneliness and his daughter grew up without a father—all for Christ’s sake. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to Samuel and his family, and please pray for many others who are enduring persecution right now.

You can share this video on social media, with your church or with others to help them intercede for persecuted believers, too.

Free IDOP Resources

Church Bulletin Inserts

These bulletin inserts give a very brief overview of Christian persecution worldwide and introduce the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church.

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Prayer Requests for the Persecuted Church

Download a short list of prayer requests that can help you start praying for the persecuted Body of Christ. If your church or another group will be involved in IDOP 2015, this list can be distributed to help them pray, also.

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A PowerPoint Slide Displaying IDOP

Announce the arrival of IDOP 2015 at your church by displaying this slide on your projection screen.

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Suggestions to Help You Coordinate a Prayer Meeting

Get very practical, easy-to-apply suggestions that will help you coordinate an effective prayer meeting. You’ll also find the encouragement you may need to actually start putting a meeting together.

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(25 min.)

A Message to Help You Bear the Burdens of the Persecuted

Listen to a message from K.P. Yohannan that will remind you of and help you be one with persecuted believers in their suffering.

“Jesus said, ‘I was naked, and you clothed Me. I was in prison, you came to see Me.’ ... So now we must live our life looking at the suffering Church, the persecuted Church, knowing that actually, Christ is suffering.” —K.P. Yohannan

Download MP3 (46 MB)

Join the Prayer Team

Join with us as we lift up in prayer the people of South Asia and their needs. Receive emergency prayer requests from Asia, praise reports as God answers prayer and special monthly requests. You can have a part in ministering to those in need, through our most powerful tool, prayer.

Watch the 2014 IDOP Video

Share this video and let others see how their prayers can make a difference.
(2 min.)

Download Video (124 MB)

Get a Free “Movie Night” Kit for Your Church

“Veil of Tears,” an award-winning documentary, tells the stories of women who, although oppressed, are finding hope through the love of Christ.

The kit includes:

  • “Veil of Tears” DVD specifically designed for a church or small group screening
  • A 30-minute countdown video to play while your congregation arrives for the movie night. This pre-roll features exclusive music video footage, clips and interviews with Natalie Grant and the filmmakers.
  • 10 Conversation Cards
  • Movie Posters
Order the Movie

GFA International Offices:

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