Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The importance of prayer for the persecuted

Christians and Christian organizations are making plans now for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, which will be held this year on Sunday, November 11.

Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spokesman Todd Nettleton explains that the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) should be a significant day on the church calendar because it is a day when Christians around the world take time to remember their persecuted brothers and sisters.

"[We remember] those who go to church at great risk, those who serve Christ at great risk, and it's really a celebration of the unity of the Body of Christ, because the Bible says when one part suffers, we're all supposed to feel that pain," Nettleton notes. "The International Day of Prayer is an important part of joining in the pain that our brothers and sisters endure."


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