As a church, we want to take Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 1:10-11 to heart, recognizing that our collective prayers can make a powerful impact in the lives of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for loving our Lord.
Here are some resources I find very helpful to know and pray for the persecuted church and unreached and unengaged people.
1. (ICC):https://www.persecution.org/ : International Christian Concern provides detailed country profiles and prayer requests for persecuted Christians worldwide.
2. Persecution.com: Voice of the Martyrs (VOM): Voice of the Martyrs supports persecuted Christians worldwide. Their website offers news articles, stories of persecuted believers, and prayer resources.
3. https://www.icommittopray.com/ :iCommitToPray is a free online platform to connect us with prayer requests from persecuted Christians worldwide. You can sign up to receive personalized prayer requests.
4. https://globalchristianrelief.org/prayerapp/ : Global Christian Relief provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to Christians worldwide. Their prayer app offers daily prayer prompts and stories of persecuted believers.
5. https://www.opendoorsus.org/en-US/ : Open Doors USA is a non-profit organization that supports persecuted Christians worldwide. Their website offers news articles, reports, and prayer resources for persecuted believers.
Here are some resources to help you pray for the unreached and unengaged people:
- https://joshuaproject.net/: The Joshua Project provides detailed information about unreached people groups, including their location, population, language, and religious beliefs. You can also find prayer guides and resources for specific people groups.
- https://radical.net/podcasts/pray-the-word/: The podcast “Pray the Word” is a valuable resource for praying for the persecuted church and the unreached. It features daily meditations on God’s Word, led by pastor and author David Platt, and guides us in targeted prayers for the world. (David was my pastor when I lived in Birmingham, and I learned much about unreached people under his teaching.)
- https://operationworld.org/: Operation World: This comprehensive resource book provides information on every country worldwide, including their religious demographics and challenges to Christian witness. It also includes prayer prompts for each country.
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