IDOP – Tomorrow!

Hebrews 13: (New King James Version)3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.

Pray for the Persecuted Nov. 14

Churches across the United States and around the world are preparing to “remember those in bonds” on Nov. 14, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Begun in 1996, IDOP is a day of intercessory prayer and citizen action on behalf of persecuted Christian communities worldwide. Encourage your churches and prayer groups to intercede for persecuted believers around the world.

This information is from The Voice of the Martyrs. I hope you will visit the link and read more. Such as this one:

IRAQ — Muslims Attack Church in Baghdad — VOM Contacts / Compass Direct News

On Oct. 31, Islamic extremists attacked worshipers at the Syrian Catholic Church of Baghdad, killing 59 Christians and severely injuring more than 80 others, according to VOM sources. Several gunmen armed with automatic weapons and explosives entered the church during a worship service and opened fire on worshipers. Two priests were among those killed in the attack. “[This church was attacked] because they are very active, especially among the youth and community,” VOM contacts said. “This church works closely with the United Bible Society and VOM by distributing Bibles and Action Packs in Iraq. This is the second time this church has been targeted; in 2004 it was hit with a car bomb.” A militant organization called the Islamic State of Iraq, which has links to al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Compass Direct News. Following the attack, sources told VOM that churches throughout the city had received death-threat letters, warning them to stop their Christian activities or face similar consequences. The threats have caused many churches to cancel services. VOM contacts reported that on Nov. 2, 16 bombs exploded in Baghdad within an hour, killing 100 people and injuring 380. Pray for Iraqi Christians, especially for the families of those killed and injured in the Oct. 31 attack. Ask God to comfort and minister to them during this difficult time. Pray that in the aftermath of this brutal violence, Iraqi Christians will keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in faith, and not grow weary or lose heart. Pray for peace and stability in Iraq.

Please take this information with you to your respective churches and share with your sisters and brothers and PRAY!

If there is not repentance in America we will one day be persecuted as these are.

Holy hugs, kt

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One thought on “IDOP – Tomorrow!

  1. I read this recently… so very disturbing, yet it’s happening world-wide. I love the work of VOM and support them as I can. Today, I think of those across the world who are suffering for the sake of the Gospel. May God grant them strength, courage, and faith enough to keep believing.

    peace~elaine

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