Date(s) - November 9, 2014
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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
November 9, 2014
“Rejoicing in Hope”
Romans 5:1 – 5
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
“Pray for us …” This is the cry of persecuted Christians around the world.
Today around the world more than 200 million are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Christians in more than 130 countries stand in prayer with our persecuted sisters and brothers through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Join with us as Christians across Canada unite for our brothers and sisters who suffer because they declare their faith in Christ.
IDOP Canada 2014 will take place on Sunday, November 9. If you are unable to participate in IDOP Sunday on this date, you are encouraged to set aside time on another day to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters. The important thing is to PRAY. The IDOP Canada partners have put together free downloadable resources (2014) and video (in production) to help congregations, groups and friends to pray effectively for persecutors and the persecuted church.
Read more about 2014 year’s theme here.
Be inspired … read the devotional A Biblical Theology of Persecution
By Glenn Penner