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“If we want to leave an indelible mark on the world, there is no more powerful way to do it than by joining in God’s purposes through prayer. Our Prayers can go where we cannot. While many things may seem impossible from a human standpoint, in the realm of prayer there are no impossibilities.”
Brother Andrew

Prayer is right at the heart of Open Doors. We support people who live through impossible situations – situations that money or government action, will never fully repair, heal or restore. So, we pray and ask for God to do the impossible, because we know he can.

Read some of the latest prayer alerts in the list on the right and pray through the points at the bottom of each article. You can also use the links at the top of the stories to share the articles on your Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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Hooray for answered prayers!

We love good news - be inspired to pray by reading some stories of how your prayers are impacting lives...

Latest Prayer News...

  • Nigeria: Girls released

    May 22, 2017

    A further 82 of the Chibok girls are released by extremist group Boko Haram, but some choose not to go free...

    Read more and pray

  • Central Asia: Christian men tortured by police

    May 22, 2017

    Pray for four Christians who were held for 15 days, suffering beatings and interrogations at the hands of local police

    Read more and pray

  • Yemen: Urgent prayer needed

    May 22, 2017

    "We urgently need our brothers and sisters to pray for our protection and that the spread of cholera will stop."

    Read more and pray

  • Indonesia: Christian governor imprisoned

    May 15, 2017

    "He is the governor of Indonesia’s largest city, an ally of the president. If he can be sent to jail, what could happen to others?"

    Read more and pray

  • Sri Lanka: Good news!

    May 15, 2017

    No charges for Pastor Dayaratne, a Christian whose orphanage was shut down after false accusations from local Buddhists...

    Read more and pray

  • Kazakhstan: Churches raided

    May 15, 2017

    The government is cracking down on unregistered churches, issuing fines and threats...

    Read more and pray

  • Tanzania: “I thank each one of you who wrote to me”

    May 8, 2017

    Mary Lunyamila's husband was killed in 2013, but since your letters and encouragement have helped her not lose hope...

    Read more and pray

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Moved to your guts...

Prayer changes things. See how your prayers can impact those who give it all for Jesus...
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How to pray

The facts and stats can seem pretty paralysing, but God loves his church. Here's some tips to help you start praying for your church famalam!
It’s Time

It's Time

Change the world before brekkie! Wake up early to pray with those who give everything for Jesus!
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Why pray?

Our prayers go where we cannot. In the realm of prayer nothing is impossible. So pray...

Prayers make a difference

“Your prayers were as a wall of fire around me; even when it was very cold, the Lord Jesus warmed me and when it was very hot, Jesus provided me with shadow.”
Pastor Ilmurad, Turkmenistan

“I can’t believe this. People who never met me took the time to encourage me! I have received new strength from the Lord as a result of their commitment.”
Monica Luka, Nigeria

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Prayer resources

Download these little gems to help you pray more effectively for persecuted Christians!

Pray With Them (2017 Prayer Guide)
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2017 World Watch Map
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One Family Reflections
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One Family Leader Session
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Simple Prayer Cards
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It's Time: Wake Up and Pray Guide
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Prayer Journal
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World Watch List 2017 Youth Session
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We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.