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"To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
"Pray for us ..."
This is the plea of persecuted Christians around the world.
Today around the world more than 200 million are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Christians in more than 130 countries stand in prayer with our persecuted sisters and brothers through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Join with us as Christians across Canada unite in prayer for our brothers and sisters who suffer because they declare their faith in Christ.
IDOP 2012 will take place on Sunday, November 4th. This year we celebrate IDOP Sunday on the first Sunday of the month, out of respect for Remembrance Day which will be the second Sunday of the month. If you are unable to participate in IDOP Sunday on this date, you are encouraged to set aside time on another day to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters. The important thing is to PRAY. The IDOP Canada partners have put together a free downloadable resource kit and DVD film to assist congregations, groups and friends to pray effectively for persecutors and the persecuted church.
2012 IDOP Theme: "Beauty for Ashes".
Read more about this year's theme here.
A Biblical Theology of Persecution
By Glenn Penner
Priez pour nous…