A nonprofit organization that works to strengthen Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution is planning some big events surrounding the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Open Doors USA is inviting the public to join a live interactive webcast on Saturday (November 1), while churches are invited to join a special webcast designed for their Sunday night services on November 2 – the day designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Emily Fuentes with Open Doors USA explains that Saturday’s webcast will feature guests like David Platt, the author of Radical, and musical guest Selah! as well as interviews with actual persecuted Christians.
“Then we’ll have a smaller version of that on Sunday, November 2, the actual International Day of Prayer for churches and small groups, just so that they can connect and find the best ways to pray for believers around the world,” she tells OneNewsNow.
This year, Open Doors USA is providing commentary on places like Iraq, Syria and Nigeria, where Christians have been threatened and persecuted by Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.
“So it’ll be a good time to focus on the prayer needs for them and just some vital information on how we can help them,” she adds, “just ways of encouragement, providing for their needs, writing letters, advocating for them.”
Both events are free and will be dedicated to prayer and intercession for believers worldwide who are being persecuted for their Christian faith.