Guide for Participation in the International Day of Prayer

November 9th is designated as International Day of Prayer (IDOP) 2014. The purpose of this day is to set time apart to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Below are 10 “prayer pointers” with suggested New Testament statements to act as “words to pray back to God”: • That persecuted believers will sense God’s presence. Hebrews 13:5 • That they will feel connected to the worldwide body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:20,26 • That they will experience God’s comfort when family/friends are killed, injured, or imprisoned for their witness. 2 Cor.1:3-5 • That they will have increased opportunity to share the gospel. Colossians 4:3 • That they will experience boldness to make Christ known. Philippians 1:14 • That they will know God’s grace in forgiving their persecutors. Matthew 5:44 • That ministry activities will be undetected by authorities and those who would silence them. Acts 9:2 • That they will rejoice in suffering. Acts 5:41 • That they will be refreshed through God’s Word and grow in their faith. Ephesians 6:17 • That they will be strengthened through the prayers of fellow believers. Jude 20-25

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” [Hebrews 13:3]

For further information please look at the IDOP website