IDOP 2013 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church November 3 and/or November 10, 2013


Sunteti invitati sa participati la Ziua Internationala de Rugaciune 2014 (IDOP) Webcast Interactiv in Direct cu Organizatia Open Doors (Portile Deschise) si invitati speciali David Platt, Nik Ripken, si invitatul musical, Selah! Alaturati-va noua chiar aici pe data de 1 Noiembrie la ora 5 dupa amiaza Pacific Time si 2 Noiembrie la ora 4 dupa amiaza Pacific Time (USA), pentru doua evenimente speciale si gratuite, dedicate rugaciunii si mijlocirii pentru crestinii persecutati de pe intreg pamantul.

Pe data de sambata 1 Noiembrie participati la un special Webcast Interactiv in Direct cu credinciosi din jurul lumii. Apoi duminica, 2 Noiembrie, implica si biserica din care faci parte ca sa va uniti cu alte sute de biserici  pentru un serviciu de duminica pe care nu-l veti uita niciodata. Aceasta este oportunitatea de a trai ce scrie in Matei 18:20 ,,Caci acolo unde sunt doi sau trei adunati in Numele Meu, sunt si Eu in mijlocul lor.” Completati adresa de email si inscrieti-va astazi pentru aceste oportunitati de necrezut.

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You’re invited to the 2014 International Day of Prayer (IDOP) Live Interactive Webcast with Open Doors and special guests David Platt, Nik Ripken, and musical guest, Selah! Join us right here on November 1st at 5pm PDT and November 2nd at 4pm PST for two special free events dedicated to prayer and intercession for persecuted Christians worldwide.

On Saturday, November 1st participate in a special live interactive webcast with believers from around the world. Then on Sunday, November 2nd, get your church involved and join with hundreds of other churches for a Sunday service you’ll never forget. This is our opportunity to live out Matthew 18:20, „For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Enter your email and sign up today for these unbelievable opportunities.

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VIDEO by Open Doors USA


IDOP 2013

There will be some confusion as to the dates for IDOP 2013. My understanding was it should fall on the second Sunday of every November, making it on November 10 for the year 2013. However, there is flexibility for the congregations who need to hold the prayers on a different Sunday, and some are doing just that. From researching this year’s Prayer dates I have learned that in our sphere there are the nationwide dates the prayers will be lifted to God in unison for the persecuted church:

  • In the United State on November 3
  • In Canada on November 10
  • In the United Kingdom and Ireland on November 3
  • In Australi from November 3 – 10  (these guys did it right)
  • In New Zealand November 10
  • In Switzerland November

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Present sufferings, future glory

  Romans 8:17, 18

Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,
if needed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing
with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Today, Christians in certain parts of the world face some of the worst persecution in history. How do they handle it? Only God can empower them to do so.

This year’s theme for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is: Present sufferings, future glory based on Romans 8:17, 18:

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

One thing that keeps Christians going when faced with persecution is the knowledge that Christ also suffered more deeply than we can imagine. He can identify with us when we suffer for him. Christ also strengthens us to meet any challenge.

Through the last 2000 years, another motivation for Christians being persecuted has been the knowledge that soon and very soon they would be going to meet their King. They would be in a place where suffering would be replaced by rejoicing with the Lord and fellow believers. As faithful followers of Christ, we share that hope of future glory.

This year let us remember and pray for all those who are suffering for their faith in Christ. Pray for their protection, comfort and perseverance toward their eternal goal of being glorified with Christ.

Please join us on November 10, 2013 and pray for the persecuted. Source

2013 IDOP Video – „How Long?”



CHINA: Criminal or Hero? (10:01)
CHINA: Shockwave 2013 (1:42)
CHINA: World Watch List Report (11:28)
: A Letter from Prison
IRAN: Padina’s Story (7:09)
IRAN: Christians Face Captivity, Persecution (2:04)
IRAN: World Watch List Report (6:14)

Where Christian Persecution is Worst

 World Watch List 2013

Created by Open Doors, the World Watch List (WWL) is a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst. The list covers persecution of Christians of all denominations in an entire country and focuses on persecution for their faith, not persecution for political, economic, social, ethnic or accidental reasons.  VIDEO by Open Doors USA

General IDOP Videos:

IDOP: Persecuted, not Abandoned (4:12)
IDOP PowerPoint by Open Doors USA (4:33)
IDOP 2011
 (INcontext Mnistries) (5:23)
IDOP 2011 (INcontext Mnistries) (8:50 longer version of the 5 min video)
IDOP 2012 NZ – „One with Them” (2:19)
IDOP 2012 WEA – „Hear Their Cry” (4:39)
IDOP 2012 Gospel for Asia (4:49)

Children of the Persecuted
The Battle is Real (2:17)
Children of the Persecuted (4:42)
Exiled for Their Faith (4:16)
Every 5 Minutes (1:49)
What is Persecution (3:11)
Where Christian Persecution is the Worst (World Watch List 2013) (3:58)
The World is Watching (2:46)

SONG: I Have Decided – IDOP Feature Video (6:01)
SONG: Coming for Me (4:55)

Nigerian church martyrs

This 5-minute IDOP video focuses on Victoria and Rejoice, two teenage girls who live in Gombe, Nigeria. One day as the girls worshiped at the Deeper Life Church, they came under attack from radical Muslims. Both girls lost family members. Believers like Victoria and Rejoice need our prayers. To encourage more prayer for the persecuted, this year VOM is offering our 2013 IDOP video for free. Please share the DVD with your pastor, and ask him to share it with your church on Nov. 3, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Please also share it with your family, friends and Sunday school class. We want believers to know what is happening to our brothers and sisters in Nigeria so they can join us in prayer for them. Go to to show your commitment to pray for the persecuted church and begin to receive weekly prayer updates when the full site launches on Nov. 3.  VIDEO by VoiceOfTheMartyrsUSA

Country Specific:

: Set free to serve!
Radio is bringing light into spiritual darkness (6:54) EGYPT: Christian girls being snatched by Islamic Traffickers (5:17)
ETHIOPIA: Hand up, Not Hand Out (7:48)
KAZAKHSTAN: New laws oppress Christianity (4:46)
INDONESIA„I call the prison the school of trust” (3:59)
INDONESIA: Abandoned for coming to Jesus (4:15)
IRAQ: We have hope, but we have no future (4:35)
LYBIA: Missionaries Arrested for Spreading the Gospel (6:18)
MEXICO: Exiled for Their Faith (4:16)
NIGERIA: Nigeria’s Persecuted Children (part one) (7:30)
NIGERIA: Nigeria’s Persecuted Children (Part two) (4:24)
NIGERIA: Militants turning country into Christian Killing Field (3:31)
NIGERIA: Christians under siege – yet overcoming (8:48)
NORTH KOREA: Yang’s incredible story of pain and hope! (8:13)
RUSSIA: Degestan’s secret believers fight a spiritual war (4:41)
RUSSIA: Sharing the Gospel in the dangerous Islamic South (5:08)
TANZANIA: Islamic persecutors target Christian Pastors (3:44)

K P Yohannan – Gospel for Asia

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Churches across the nation are joining in their suffering by lifting up the persecuted in unified prayer. Share this video with your friends, family and congregation, let them see how their prayers can strengthen Christians around the world.
Download this video at…  VIDEO by GospelForAsia

Previous IDOP Videos 2008 – 2013

VIDEO Playlist by VoiceOfTheMartyrsUSA (6 Videos, will play in succession, one after the other)


Basic biblical teaching about persecution:


  • Christians are to expect persecution. (John 15:18-21; 17:14; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 John 3:13)
  • God blesses right suffering. (Matthew 5:10-12; Luke 6:22-23)
  • We should not be ashamed or embarrassed about persecution. (1 Peter 4:16; Hebrews 13:12-13)
  • We must follow the example of Christ. (Philippians 2: 1-11; 1 Peter 2:19-25)
  • We must react under persecution as the Lord did. (Matthew 5:38-48; Romans 12:14,17-21; 1 Peter 2:21-23)
  • We are called to stand with those who are persecuted. (Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 10:32-38; 13:3)
  • We can have the victory. (John 16:33)

Persecution foretold:

  • Matthew 18:21; 28:34; Mark 10:30; Luke 11:49; John 15:20; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 2 Timothy 3: 12
  • Jesus warns and teaches about persecution:
  • Matthew 10:16-42; Luke 14:25-35; John 15:18-16:4

The apostles and first missionaries are persecuted:

  • Acts 4:1-22 – Christ’s supremacy threatens the supremacy of the totalitarian and theocratic leadership. (v. 2,17)
  • Acts 5:12-41 – Power and attraction of the gospel arouses jealousy. (v17)
  • Acts 6:7-15 – Success of ministry arouses competition.
  • Acts 7:54-8:4 – Stephen becomes the Christian Church’s first martyr; persecution breaks out.
  • Acts 12:1-4 – Herod persecutes apostles for political gain.
  • Acts 12:1-18 – While Peter is in prison, the church prays.
  • Acts 13:49-14:7 – Opposition to the gospel forces missionaries to flee.
  • Acts 16:16-34 – The gospel threatens trade, economic prosperity and the fortune-telling industry (v19); false accusations lead to missionaries being severely beaten.
  • Acts 17:1-15 – Missionary success arouses jealousy; missionaries forced to flee. (v5)
  • Acts 19:23-32 – The gospel threatens trade, economic prosperity and the idol industry; idol-makers incite riot that goes out of control.
  • Acts 21:27-36 – Enemies of the gospel incite hatred and violence; Paul beaten and arrested.

Prepare for persecution:

  • Understand it to be normal. (1 Peter 4:12; Philippians 1:29)
  • Know the teaching of the Word of God. (Philemon 3:10; Romans 6:3-5; John 8:31-32)
  • Abide in Christ. (John 15:4)
  • Submit daily to the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18; 4:30)
  • Rest in the will of God. (Ephesians 5:17; Hebrews 4:1,9-11)

Conduct under persecution:

  • Matthew 5:44; 10:22; Acts 5:41: Romans 12:14; Philippians 1:28; Hebrews 10:34; 1 Peter 3:13-19

Results of persecution:

  • Matthew 5:10; Luke 6:22; 9:24; James 1:2; 1 Peter 4:14; Revelation 6:9; 7:13

Rewards for suffering persecution:

  • Glory in heaven. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18; 1 Peter 5:1,10,11)
  • Eternal consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:7; Romans 8:17)
  • Christ is made known. (2 Corinthians 4:11)
  • Life is being given to others. (2 Corinthians 4:12)
  • Grace of God is being made manifest. (2 Corinthians 4:15)
  • A guarantee that God will judge righteously. (2 Thessalonians 1:4-5)
  • Will reign with him. (2 Timothy 2:12a)
  • Spirit of glory rests upon. (1 Peter 4:14)
  • Glory is brought to God. (1 Peter 4:16)
  • Reason for joy. (1 Peter 4:13-14)

Place and power of prayer:

  • 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 – Prayer is desired and required for persecuted believers.
  • Romans 15:30-33 – Our prayers help struggling believers.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:10-11 – God works as we pray.
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-4; Ephesians 6:10-18 – Spiritual battle requires spiritual weapons.
  • James 5:16b-18 – The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

Some possible forms that persecution may take:

  • By slander (evil report). (Psalm 31:13; Job 19:18; 55:12-14; Luke 6:22)
  • Shame. Open embarrassment, dishonor or disgrace. Manner in which our Lord was accused of being conceived (born out-of-wedlock); also, manner in which His nakedness was openly displayed on the cross. (Hebrews 13:13; 11:26)
  • Falsely accused. (Psalm 35:11; 27:12; Matthew 5:11; Luke 23:2,5,10; Mark 14:55-60; Acts 6:13; 16:19-23; 26:2,7)
  • Ensnare through deceit, trapping, tricks. (Daniel 6:4-5; Luke 11:54; Matthew 10:16-18)
  • Object of conspiracy. (2 Samuel 15:12; Genesis 37:18; 2 Corinthians 11:32; Acts 9:23)
  • Mocked, scorned, scoffed and sneered at. (Psalm 42:3, Job 12:4; Matthew 27:29,31,41; Acts 2:13; 17:18,32; Hebrews 11:36)
  • Betrayed, treated treacherously. (Matthew 24:10; Luke 21:16; Psalm 41:9)
  • Despised, to have contempt for, to loathe, to think nothing of, to consider without honour. (1 Corinthians 1:28; 4:10c)
  • Hated by family. (Matthew 10:21, 34-36; Micah 7:6; Luke 21:16)
  • Hated by men. (Luke 21:17; Matthew 10:22; Job 19:19)
  • Defamation of character, libel, slander, evil report. (Psalm 31:13; Job 19:19; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Corinthians 4:13)
  • Feared by own people. (Acts 9:26)
  • Subject to special trials. (1 Corinthians 4:9-14; 2 Corinthians 11:23-28)
  • Imprisoned. (Luke 21:12; Acts 4:3; 5:18; 12:4; 16:24; 2 Corinthians 6:5; 11:23c; Hebrews 11:36b)
  • Beaten. (Acts 5:40; 16:23; 2 Corinthians 6:5; 11:24; Matthew 10:17)
  • Contradicting. (Acts 13:45)
  • Stir against. (Acts 6:12; 13:50; 14:2,19; 19:23,25-26,29; 21:27)
  • Charges pressed. (Acts 18:12; Matthew 10:17-18)
  • Threatened. (Acts 4:18,21; 5:40)
  • Stoned. (Acts 7:58-59; 14:19; 2 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 11:37)
  • Afflictions. (2 Timothy 3; 11; Psalm 34:19)
  • Expulsion. (Acts 13:50; John 16:2a)
  • Exhaustion, extreme fatigue. (2 Corinthians 11:27)
  • Hunger and thirst. (2 Corinthians 11:27; 1 Corinthians 4:11)
  • Spectacle. (1 Corinthians 4:9; Acts 9:16; 20:23; 21:11; Hebrews 10:33a)
  • Suffer physical need. (1 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 6:4; Philippians 4:12; Hebrews 11:37)
  • Martyrdom. (Luke 21:16; Acts 7:59; 12:2; John 16:2)
  • Afflictions. (2 Timothy 1:8; 4:5; Matthew 24:9; Psalm 34:19; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 6:4; Hebrews 10:32-33; 11:25,37; Colossians 1:24; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; James 5:10)
  • Poverty. (2 Corinthians 6:10; Philippians 4:12)
  • Loss of property and material goods. (Hebrews 10:34b)

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