International Day of Prayer

Make Hope Last – Join a global movement of prayer for the Middle East


When did you last read about Syria and Iraq in the news? The horrors of the war with Islamic State seem in the past – but the truth is, our prayers are needed now as much as ever.

Hope is fragile. Right now, Christians face economic collapse, poverty and hunger. Extremism remains a threat. Without our prayers, believers may lose hope and leave.

As a global church, we must rise up to stand in solidarity with our persecuted family. Our prayers are powerful, our fellowship is steadfast, our unity shows our brothers and sisters they are not alone.

Now is the time for Christians everywhere to gather in prayer for believers in Syria and Iraq. Will you and your church be part of it?



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.

Your prayers mean everything. Open Doors local partner in Syria, Pastor Edward, says, “We don’t feel alone, thanks to you.”


We don’t feel alone, thanks to you.

Pastor Edward

Event details

Date: 6 November 2022 (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.