International Day of Prayer

Arise Africa – Stand up to violent persecution with the power of prayer
Nov 5, 2023


“Arise, shine, for your light has come.”
Isaiah 60:1

Do you wonder how our brothers and sisters in Sub-Saharan Africa keep going, when their daughters could be kidnapped, their church leaders executed, their homes looted? 

The answer: prayer.

Gertrude (pseudonym), who lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo, asked me to pass on a message to you. Her husband was murdered and her son kidnapped by Islamic extremists.

“I ask for your prayers,” she says, “because that is what sustains me.”
Will you answer Gertrude’s plea today?

Join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov 5th and stand with the global church against violent persecution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

When the body of Christ unites in prayer, with courage and conviction, God’s Spirit will move. Believers like Gertrude will know they are not alone. The church in Africa will be strengthened and emboldened.

Sign up with the form below to get your free Resource Pack
*The IDOP Resource Pack will be sent to your email in mid-October.

Event details

Date: 5 November 2023 (or at a time most suitable for you)
Format: In your personal prayer time, your prayer group, cell group, or church service
Content: The free Resource Pack includes a Prayer Guide, short Film Clip, Service Guide, and Sermon Notes



Short for International Day of Prayer, IDOP is an annual day for prayer for persecuted Christians. Each year in November, Christians around the world set aside a day to remember and pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering for their faith in Christ.

The first IDOP, in 1996, was organized by the World Evangelical Alliance. The day takes place on the first Sunday of November every year because it falls in the time of “Hallowtide,” a period in the church calendar dedicated to commemorating the martyrs of the Christian faith.

We encourage you to gather your small group, prayer group, or church to pray together for our suffering brothers and sisters. After you’ve registered for IDOP, you will be able to download an IDOP resource pack put together by us, which has stories, videos and prayer points.

Sure you can! Choose any day in November that works for you, your church or small group to pray.

Of course! Sign up here for stories and prayer updates from the persecuted church.