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Pray this prayer for persecuted Christian women and girls

March 13, 2023

Sarah (name changed) in North Africa was thrown out of her home by her dad because of her faith. Later, her husband threw her out of another home. In her country, as a woman, she is particularly vulnerable without the protection of her family.

If she were a man, being forced to leave home would be devastating – but a man might be able to find a job, a home and safety. Women in her culture only leave the family home when they marry. By throwing her out, her father wasn’t just rejecting her. He was endangering her life.

Around the world, millions of women from religious minorities face persecution for their faith and their gender. Many of them – like Sarah – live in cultures where women are not viewed as equal to men. In many cases, being a Christian means that they are regarded as having even less worth.

Open Doors partners help women like Sarah to realise that they are cherished and valued. But our vision is that every woman who is persecuted for her faith and gender is seen, valued and empowered to reach her God-given potential. So, please pray with us that they will know how valued they are.

Pray this prayer for women and girls in the persecuted church

Lord Jesus,

You are the God who created women in Your image and sees their true value. We praise You for the brave faith of persecuted Christian women around the world.

Draw near to those who are threatened, locked away or abused for their choice to follow You.

Make a way for girls to receive the education and training they need to thrive.

Bless the widows and the refugees and provide for all their needs.

Open the eyes of our persecuted sisters to see how precious they are in Your sight.

May they hear You calling each of them by name; and may their courage and testimony draw many others to You.


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