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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...

  • #westandtogether: Call to prayer!

    April 6, 2020

    Write, draw, design or paint a prayer for our nation's leaders and decision makers and those putting their life on the line...

    Read more and pray

  • Middle East: In prison I learned to trust

    April 6, 2020

    See what Rachel learnt during the time she spent in prison for leading a house church - see how it can inspire you during the lock-down!

    Read more and pray

  • Iran: Christians responding to Coronavirus

    March 23, 2020

    "Throughout the year we shared the good news of Christ with our neighbours and community; now we have a chance to BE good news."

    Read more and pray

  • China: Lessons on isolation

    March 23, 2020

    "Let’s use this virus crisis to become more like Jesus and grow closer to God. It’s time to be church rather than do church..."

    Read more and pray

  • Eritrea: Paul’s brave faith in prison

    March 16, 2020

    "Even though they don't know me, they prayed for me..." See how your prayers can encourage those in prison!

    Read more and pray

  • India: “Through persecution, God is making the church grow…”

    March 16, 2020

    Meet Rajesh from India who has been supporting and working with persecuted and isolated Christians and church leaders...

    Read more and pray

  • Central Asia: “God is not retiring and neither am I”

    March 9, 2020

    Pray for the incredible underground house-church leader, Anastasia who, despite police intimidation is still bringing others to Jesus...

    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 2020 World Watch List Map...
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Open Doors Youth 2020 World Watch List Youth Group Session...
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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.