Praying together for: Open Doors

Open Doors works in over 60 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.

Distributing Bibles and Christian resources – Last year Open Doors distributed over 1.8 million Bibles and Christian books in countries where such things are prohibited or difficult to obtain.
Training Christians and church leaders Worldwide – Open Doors trained more than 3.8 million persecuted Christians through leadership and discipleship courses, trauma care training and persecution survival seminars.
Supporting networks of believers – New cells and networks of believers from Muslim backgrounds are multiplying – especially across the Middle East and North Africa
Supporting vulnerable women and girls – Christian women and girls are doubly vulnerable to persecution – because of their faith and their gender. In Egypt, where Christian women and girls face intimidation, extortion and sexual harassment, groups support at-risk Christian girls to recognise the risks.
Supporting victims of violence and disaster – In 2019 Open Doors helped 718,770 persecuted Christians with emergency relief, community development, education and medical care. They helped Christians expelled from their communities get new skills and new jobs.
Bringing hope to the Middle East – Helped Christians in Syria and Iraq to return home to their rebuilt houses. Local churches are becoming Centres of Hope providing medical care, food and training and business loans to help people get back on their feet.
Supporting the secret children – by giving hurting and vulnerable children protection, provision and a Christian education. Safe houses and homes to give them a safe and loving place to grow up. Education so that persecution won't stop them from fulfilling their potential. Sunday schools and children's camps, where they can be free to learn more about Jesus and make friends. Bibles and Sunday school resources to help them encounter God for themselves.
Speak out in advocacy – Waking up the world – to bring the voices of persecuted Christians to those with power and influence including the UK Parliament, White House, EU and UN.

Prayers points

1. We as a Church are all connected and that the part of the Body of Christ most persecuted is remembered in every church through raising awareness.
2. More Churches and individuals and organisations will make regular giving to support the work of Open Doors to reach to the church facing extreme persecution in various parts of the world and to continue in the ministry of the Gospel.
3. Many churches and organisations will act and get actively involved to make a difference through engaging with advocacy campaigns to speak out about persecuted church; for volunteers and provide opportunities in the churches for advocacy campaigns.
4. People will sign up for emails and newsletters for updates on the impact of recent campaigns, request to sign petitions, to keep track on persecuted Church around the world. These updates help to fuel our prayers and take the latest actions.
5. Prayer is the primary request by Christians facing persecution because they know how much difference it makes – pray that churches would include prayer for our Christian family facing persecution in their church calendars.

Prayers can go where we cannot – Brother Andrew founder Open Doors

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