INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHURCH

Pray for the Birth of Hope in Afghanistan

November 15, 2021

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AFGHANISTAN: PRAY FOR THE BIRTH OF HOPE

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For more than 60 years, Open Doors has served and supported persecuted Christians all over the world, so that they can stand strong in their faith, and be witnesses for Christ.

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TOP 50 COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIANS FACE THE MOST EXTREME PERSECUTION

The World Watch List is accompanied by a detailed report on how the persecution is expressed and affected in these countries. Find out more and place yourself on the side of the persecuted Christians!

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Thank You For Being Shanti’s Encouragers After She Endured Beatings For Following Jesus

Shanti from India has suffered multiple beatings and rejection since she put her faith in Jesus, but she will not leave Him. Thanks to you, Open Doors partners have been able to support her and her family and sustain them in their walk with God.

Africa: Emergency Relief For Families

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, emergency relief is on its way to thousands of families in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For persecuted Christians, a third wave of COVID-19 in places like Nigeria, Sudan and Mali has worsened their situation.

But because of supporters like you, local partners can deliver emergency relief like food and clothes to more than 17,000 families.

Nigeria Church Leader Killed

A church leader is one of the latest victims of growing violence in Nigeria. One day later, extremists attacked a nearby village, killing another 11 people. 10 of the victims were members of Pastor Silas’ church.

A Secret Message From Christians In Afghanistan

The burqas covering women from head to toe are back. The men with rifles slung across their shoulders have become permanent fixtures on the streets. Just two of many indicators of what life will be like in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Saad and Fatimah, two of the few secret believers in the country, have chosen to stay in their homeland. For more than 40 years, their families have practiced their Christian faith in the shadows.

7 Things To Pray For Afghanistan

Following the news about Afghanistan makes it easy to feel helpless, especially at the scale of these developments. The barrage of disheartening news can feel overwhelming, but our brothers and sisters in the thick of it all are responding with faith. The one thing they ask the global church right now is to pray for them. Through prayer, we can respond in faith the same way they do.

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