Today is a day set aside to pray for the persecuted church. In the United States, we often take our religious freedom for granted, but around the world Christians are risking their lives just for being believers.
Learn more about persecution and what you can do to help:
- The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
- Voice of the Martyrs
- Open Doors
- International Christian Concern
You can find Scriptural guidance on praying for persecuted Christians at How to Pray for the Persecuted Church.
Look with pity, we beseech thee, O Lord, upon the sorrows of thy persecuted servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; strengthen them with thy power; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.