Sunday, 13 November 2011

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Sunday, November 13, 2011, has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

It is anticipated that congregations across the globe will be praying for those who suffer for the “crime” of believing in Jesus.

Worldwide, about 200 million Christians are at risk, simply for being Christians. This is true in the dominant Muslim countries and the remnant Communist countries, e.g., China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba.

An annual, organized day of prayer to remember those so persecuted has been going on since 1996. Usually, it’s the second Sunday of November. Thousands of churches and organizations, as well as countless individuals, have participated in this international ritual.

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