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Sorrow and Triumph: International Days of Prayer 2016

The Religious Liberty Commission  of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA RLC) has sent this announcement about IDOP 2016 on November 6 and 13.

For the past 20 years, the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church has united millions of Christians around the world in the spirit that scripture commands: if one suffers, we all suffer.

According to statistics, at least 100 million Christians around the world face persecution daily. These Christians facing routine harassment and difficulties, often suffer in silence and isolation. Over the years, the IDOP has served as a platform to highlight their stories and advocate their plight. Moreover, in so doing, the IDOP has also been a source of solidarity and encouragement to persecuted Christians by reminding them that they are part of a larger, global family of believers.

Based on scripture, we are convinced that God uses the prayers of his people to strengthen and deliver suffering saints. We invite you, therefore, to join us on 6th and 13th November as we unite globally to pray for the persecuted. Let’s pray that in spite of the pressure and persecution, our suffering brothers and sisters –where ever they may be in the world — would stand firm in their faith, holding fast to the promises of God in Christ Jesus.

IDOP is a time set apart for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord. We invite you to explore the variety of resources on www.idop.org and hope you will join Christians worldwide in praying for persecuted Christians this November.

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About the Author: Raul L. Mock is one of the founders and directors of the Pneuma Foundation and editor of The Pneuma Review. Raul has been part of an Evangelical publishing ministry since 1996, working with Information Services and Supply Chain Management for more than two decades. He and his wife, Erin, have a daughter and twin boys and live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. LinkedIn

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