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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2009
Will your church be joining believers around the world in prayer for the persecuted this year?  The International Day of Prayer is scheduled for November 8, 2009.

Is your church planning to take part in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this year? On November 8, Christians worldwide will join in remembering and praying for suffering believers through IDOP, an initiative of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance.

… download a kit of special resources.

Christians around the world face abandonment for their faith in Jesus. Some are expelled from their homes. Others are rejected by family and friends. Converts are sometimes even viewed with suspicion and fear by fellow Christians.

Stand with your brothers and sisters. Show them they are not alone by taking part in this unique opportunity to pray for your persecuted Christian family.

To find out more about IDOP 2009 and to download a kit of special resources designed to help you get involved, please visit the IDOP international website at This year’s kit includes posters, a prayer map, prayer requests, children’s materials, a four-minute video, and other resources that will help your church or group pray together with thousands of other Christians around the world for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair – persecuted but not abandoned" (2 Corinthians 4:7-9).

For additional information, please contact the IDOP Office:
Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance
32, Ebenezer Place,
Sri Lanka


**A few countries have their own IDOP websites.  Please refer to the listing of these National IDOP site on the home page of

Originally published on the World Evangelical Alliance website, September 29, 2009.

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