International Day of Prayer
Pray With The Persecuted Church Worldwide
On 4 November, individuals and groups across Australia will unite in prayer with the persecuted church for International Day of Prayer (IDOP).
We will hear their stories and echo their prayers, praying with them and not for them.
"Please do not pray for us. Please pray with us. If you pray for us, you will pray for the wrong things. You will pray that the church will be safe... we ask that we will be bold and clear in sharing our faith." – Egyptian Pastor
Meet the persecuted
Wasihun & Bachu
“I was totally shocked when my dad was killed in front of me, but God comforted us and told us that He will be the father to each of us.”
“I would not betray Jesus. Despite all the tragedies, he has never disappointed me.”
"Christ told us to love our enemies… That's very hard to do with ISIS because what they are doing is very evil and inhumane.”
What is IDOP?
IDOP stands for International Day of Prayer, which is an annual prayer day for the persecuted church. Christians around the world set aside a day in November to unite in prayer for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for their faith.
Can I run IDOP on a different day?
Of course! Choose another day that works for your church, school or small group and remember the persecuted church in prayer.
How do I run IDOP?
IDOP is simple – gather with your church, school or small group and spend time in prayer for the persecuted church! You can do this for as little or as long as you want. If you have more time, share one of the video testimonies and/or use the Prayer Video available in the IDOP Resources provided to you when you sign up.
Why are we praying ‘with’ the persecuted church?
We think the words of this pastor answer this question best:
"Please do not pray for us. Please pray with us. If you pray for us, you will pray for the wrong things. You will pray that the church will be safe. You will pray for persecution to cease. We are not praying for these things. We ask that we will be bold and clear in sharing our faith. And we pray that when the inevitable persecution comes… that we will not run away, that we will be faithful in that persecution even if it costs us our lives. Will you tell your friends to pray these prayers with us?” - Egyptian Pastor
Can I continue to receive prayer requests from the persecuted church?
Yes! Every two months we publish our Prayer Guide alongside our Frontline Faith Magazine. We also send a weekly Prayer News email with the latest news and prayer requests from the field. Sign up here.