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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.


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...

  • Mexico: What persecution looks like

    May 20, 2019

    Meet Marcelino who spent a week in prison for the crime of “believing in Jesus Christ and disregarding the beliefs of his community”...

    Read more and pray

  • Eritrea: 141 Christians arrested…

    May 20, 2019

    Pray now for the dozens of Christians arrested without charges in the capital city, Asmara...

    Read more and pray

  • India: What persecution looks like

    May 13, 2019

    "I am convinced that God ordered a whole load of policemen to come and protect us on that morning."

    Read more and pray

  • Pakistan: Asia Bibi finally free!

    May 8, 2019

    Asia Bibi, a Christian woman from Pakistan who was facing the death sentence, has arrived in Canada, her new home!

    Read more and pray

  • China: More than gold

    May 7, 2019

    "I have embraced this as a new season in which God will bring to us those who are truly hungry for Him and willing to follow Jesus at any cost..."

    Read more and pray

  • Sri Lanka: Courage and hope

    May 7, 2019

    "The bombings, though horrific, have made a distinction between those who shrink back and those that stay on and persevere..."

    Read more and pray

  • Sri Lanka: Please pray

    April 29, 2019

    Pray this prayer and use our simple prayer guide to stand with those affected by bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday...

    Read more and pray


Moved to your guts...

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

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!

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!

Guts and Courage 2019 Prayer Resource...
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Open Doors Youth 2019 World Watch List Map...
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World WatchList 2019: Top 50 Flags and Prayer Cards...
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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.