Pray when they play

By Dan Etheridge

Whenever South Korea*, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico or Colombia, play, take a moment to pray!

Download, print off and cut out our Panini inspired prayer cards and use them to help you pray. Before kick-off have a minute’s silence and remember what Christians are going through in these countries. During the game, whenever the ref blows the whistle, someone scores, or during ad breaks, grab your card, read the stories, facts and go through the prayer points! We’ve also added some graphics you can use on social media to show others that you’re praying for these countries too!

It’s time to kick off and blow the whistle on persecution.

There’s also some phone-friendly versions of all the cards in one file in the resources section below – download it and scroll through if you’re not a fan of cutting, sticking and pasting!

*We’ve added South Korea, so we can pray for their close neighbours, North Korea, the most extreme place on earth for Christians to live. In North Korea Christianity is outlawed and estimates suggest up to 70,000 Christians are locked up in prison camps, denied basic human rights and tortured for their faith.

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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