After the Election: The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

One With ThemWhile much of the nation is focused on the upcoming Election, Open Doors USA is calling for the church in America to focus on the persecuted church the weekend following the Election.

Sunday, November 11, is the date for the next International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), an annual event that has spread to hundreds of countries.

According to Open Doors, over 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Jesus Christ. Millions more, meanwhile, are facing discrimination and alienation.

"Millions are living every day under severe persecution because they choose to be followers of Christ," says Open Doors USA Vice President of Programs Jane Huckaby. "This is happening, and it's on our watch. Imagine the impact of millions of people, all praying on one day, for the same thing: strength and courage for those who share our faith, but not our freedom. Today is the day to begin!"

To help prepare for the event, Open Doors USA, the lead agency for IDOP in America, is offering free materials online for churches, small groups, Sunday schools and families.

To download materials for IDOP, go to

Published: October 25, 2012