“If we understood the potential power of our prayers, we would be on our knees a hundred times a day, asking Him for things that would turn the world upside-down.”Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors
Turn The World Upside-Down
Pray For Persecuted Christians
The Open Doors ministry began with the bold prayers of one Dutch man, Brother Andrew. He knew that without God, his mission to smuggle Bibles could not succeed.
Today, the persecuted church ask for prayer more than almost anything else.
In the most desperate of situations, where almost nothing is certain, they know that God is more powerful than the forces that seek to discourage or destroy them.
Each quarter we release a prayer guide to help you in praying for the persecuted church.
These prayer points have come from our partners on the field and the families and communities they serve.Sign up today
Pray for the persecuted Church
3 Ways to Pray
Pray for strength
Suffering believers need strength to endure the pain, and pressure of persecution.
Pray for provision
Faced with poverty, loneliness and isolation, suffering believers need our prayers for God to provide.
Pray for gospel to advance
Pray for believers to be bold and wise in sharing their faith and – that despite the challenges – people would come to Christ.
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“It’s only thanks to you, to your prayers, that we’re still here. If it had not been for your prayers we would have been long gone…”Local Source, Afghanistan 2021