By Emily Watt 20 January 2022 1 MIN

World Watch List: Over 360 Million Christians Persecuted

The World Watch List 2022 has been released, revealing the 50 most dangerous places to be a Christian.

More than 360 million Christians face high to extreme levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith. That’s 1 in 7 worldwide.

According to the World Watch List, put together annually by Open Doors’ researchers, persecution is at its highest ever level. For more information on what this year’s World Watch List uncovered, read the blog here.

The last year has brought trials and challenges to Christians all over the world.

In the persecuted church, we’ve seen violence rise, extremists expand their power, authorities monitor churches, and countless Christians killed.

But even in the face of some of the most extreme cases of persecution, we’ve seen our persecuted brothers and sisters persevere, living for Christ and sharing the gospel, no matter the cost – all with the prayerful support of believers like you.

As we look towards 2022, will you take a moment to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world?

Pray For The Persecuted Church:

  • Pray that persecuted Christians will remain steadfast, finding strength in Christ and sharing the gospel, no matter the cost.
  • Pray that those who persecute Christians will come to know the love of Jesus.
  • Praise God that even in the face of persecution, His kingdom is growing.

Stay updated with the latest prayer requests from the persecuted church.

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