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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...

  • Why does the World Watch List matter?

    January 14, 2019

    Why does a ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the worst persecution matter?

    Read more and pray

  • China: Christian students facing pressure

    January 14, 2019

    Imagine your professor threatening to not give your your well-deserved diploma unless you gave up your walk with Jesus...

    Read more and pray

  • Palestine: Giving God’s Word

    January 7, 2019

    "I found those shreds of the gospel in the dust. I took them home, glued them together and started reading them. That is how I learnt about God’s love for us..."

    Read more and pray

  • Morocco: My father would kill me

    January 7, 2019

    Nadeen, a 21 year old Christian, explains why she has to keep her faith a secret, even from her family...

    Read more and pray

  • North Korea: How Nari escaped

    January 2, 2019

    “It was very dangerous. Sometimes the police would come and surround the church. We, as North Koreans, don’t have any ID cards. But it was the beginning of my faith.”

    Read more and pray

  • World Watch List Launch: Invite your MP

    January 2, 2019

    Use your voice! Fill out this simple form and get your MP along to a crucial meeting about worldwide persecution of Christians...

    Read more and pray

  • Syria: Christmas rekindled

    December 17, 2018

    Photo story: See three ways in which the hope of Christmas is returning to Syria this year...

    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!

Guts and Courage 2018 Prayer Resource...
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Open Doors Youth 2018 World Watch List 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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Pray With Them (2017 Prayer Guide)
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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.