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Pray now…

Pray now…

“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...

  • Bangladesh: What’s it like to be a Christian?

    March 1, 2021

    We catch up with Brother Abraham who shares what life is like for Christians in Bangladesh as the country prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence...

    Read more and pray

  • See. Change. Peninah’s story

    March 1, 2021

    How tragedy turned to hope. Watch Peninah, a young Kenya widow, share her story, and act for change now...

    Read more and pray

  • Iran: Christians hit with massive bail fees

    February 23, 2021

    Those arrested simply for going to church can face fees of nearly £1 million to make bail and be released from prison before a more formal trial...

    Read more and pray

  • Central Asia: ‘Why would you do this?’

    February 23, 2021

    In Central Asia the Covid-19 pandemic is opening up new possibilities to share and show people the love of Jesus...

    Read more and pray

  • North Korea: Imprisoned four times before he was 22

    February 15, 2021

    Meet Yeong Woo, a Christian from North Korea who knows the cost of following Jesus in North Korea...

    Read more and pray

  • Nigeria: Three years since Leah was taken

    February 15, 2021

    Friday 19th marks three years since Leah was taken. Read her story of brave, determined faith and commit to praying for her this Friday...

    Read more and pray

  • Myanmar: Christians worried about the military takeover

    February 8, 2021

    “The military government of the past has always been protective of their Buddhist culture and tradition... We are expecting restrictions on the church to happen once again..."

    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! If you're from the UK, you can order free copies of the latest World Watch List resources here...

Open Doors Youth 2021 World Watch List Map...
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Open Doors Youth 2021 World Watch List Youth Group Session...
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Pray With Them PPT Talk Notes
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One Family Reflections
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One Family Leader Session
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It's Time: Wake Up and Pray Guide
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Prayer Journal
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We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.